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|01-04-2011 01:42 PM|
|Hudsonian||Marsen Klik rivet nuts are an elegant solution. As I recall I bought them through smallparts.com. I borrowed the setting tool from a friend who is an aircrft mechanic. The tools are frequently on ebay.|
|01-04-2011 12:45 PM|
|01-04-2011 10:28 AM|
My J24 mast is about .095 wall and will hold #10-24 screws and as long as you use stuff life tef-gel they will come in and out
IMHP 10-24 is better than 10-32 for this type of stuff
If you feel the load is really high then you can make a plate with 4 screw holes and mount the clutch to it and then use 4 screws or rivets to hold the plate to the mast
|01-04-2011 10:21 AM|
|jrd22||Don't know what size boat you have but I've successfully drilled and tapped several masts with no problems.|
|01-04-2011 10:14 AM|
How to blind mount hardware to mast.
I would like to mount a rope clutch to my mast. Here's the rub... I obviously can't get inside the mast to put a backing plate or even place nuts on the back of the screws. I can't rivet it either as the mounting holes for the rope clutch are deep inside the unit... longer than the head for the rivet gun. I don't think the mast wall thickness is great enough to tap the holes to accept machine screws without tearing out under tension.
Anyone know of a rivet gun with a long thin head that can fit down inside the rope clutch mounting holes (about 2-3" deep and 1/2" wide)
Any other ideas?
Any advice is appreciated