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Re: Gluing Pedestal Guard Feet???

Tom,

I did this exact project 5 years ago. The pedestal guard legs insertsinto the chrome feet which have a rubber gasket and a large heavy washers and have two substantial 3-4 inch long (1/2 inch diameter bolts). You must put the washers ( I added a backing plate too) under the cockpit sole then the rubber on top of the sole then the chrome feet holder. Just gluing with 5200 will not withstand the stress of pressure you will torque the guard with either holding on to it or falling against it. The backing plate will spread the stress. In my install I actually used the tubes to lead down all my wires from the two nav pods I have which have Chartplotter and radar cables. I drilled holes for the bolts as well as for the cables. If you have core you have to gouge it out and fill with epoxy so there is no water intrusion in the core of the cockpit sole.

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