Thanks all. Still, after two tortuous weeks for the duct tape, it is still holding mightily.This was a solution I had no right to either expect nor respect.
But I do like the theory of using either the small screw nearby to build a bracket upon or using the tripod socket to hold a larger piece of metal extending onto the battery compartment. I do not use power winders but that was a solution (with the felt holding the compartment closed. - David Lyga