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Re: Gluing Pedestal Guard Feet???
Bad idea. Not enough bearing surface to hold and as others have stated it will tear up the gelcoat in short order. My thinking is that your pedestal and guard should be rock solid. I redid my cockpit sole, recored, and glassed a solid section for the pedestal, rudder post and pedestal guard. My pedestal and guard are now bolted through 1-1/4" of solid glass. I never worry anymore when my 275lb crew grabs the pedestal as he moves across the cockpit.