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Old 12-29-2012
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Re: Gluing Pedestal Guard Feet???

I depends on the size of what you are glueing down, but the torqu loads that can be applied from a pedestal can be huge, well beyond what 5200 can handle. When you run the numbers, not much on a boat is more highly loaded than a pedestal base, and it is all torque loads, so the distance above the pivot (where it's glued) is multiplied by the force applied.

Not only do pedestals need to be bolted, they need heavy backing plates.
Greg Rubin
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