SailNet Community - View Single Post - Getting a compression tube into mast
View Single Post
  #2  
Old 08-17-2008
heinzir's Avatar
heinzir heinzir is offline
Junior Senior
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Lake Minnetonka (near Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Posts: 246
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 14
heinzir is on a distinguished road
I did essentially the same thing when I put a tube between the holes for the tabernacle hinge pin on my mast. The tube keeps the pin/bolt from wandering off target when inserted from one side. I used a piece of aluminum pipe, and instead of cutting the ends flush with the mast I made the pipe 1/16"-1/8" longer on each side. I used a ball peen hammer to peen over the ends like a rivet and then filed everything smooth. It works fine and hasn't budged in 15 years.
__________________
Henry
Chiquita - 1974 Macgregor Venture of Newport 23

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook