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Re: Gluing Pedestal Guard Feet???

Originally Posted by paul323 View Post
Drill and bolt.

Remember the 5200 (yuk) would be glued to the paint/gelcoat. So whichever bond is weaker - 5200 to gelcoat, or gelcoat to 'glass - will fail. Drilled and bolted with good backing plate distributes the load over a much larger and stronger area.

Ha! That's it! I wouldn't be attaching directly to the fiberglass.

Stumble, I think you misunderstood what I was asking. I was discussing the glueing the feet for the chrome tubing of the pedestal guard, not the pedestal itself. The pedestal is already secured with bolts and a large backing plate. The guard is held in place by the feet and where it passes through a plate that is inserted into the pedestal assembly. the picture below shows the entire thing in the left hand part and just the guard, the plate, and the feet in the right hand part.

Now I just need to find an epoxy that can cure at low/subfreezing temperatures. If I can't I'll have to wait until Spring to do this task.


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