Engine air intake cowling in Boat Talk Posted May 14, 2013 As many of you know, I just got my boat 3 weeks ago and found many problems.The way the cowlings are bolted on was shocking!! I found missing and loose nuts. The 1/4" bolts are glued on and then passed through a 3/4" hole into the hull. No backing or blocks to support it.I replaced the nuts and I was bearly hand tight & I heard a big BANG. The glue let go from the top of the bolt. Chaparral is telling me that this is normal and just fine.Is any one else having the same problem?