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Topic Review (Newest First)
06-25-2009 10:12 PM
roline I've used vice grips on the nuts for stanchions, toerails etc, doing the rebeading by myself. In most cases, phillips headed screws on the top side.
06-25-2009 09:25 AM
sailingdog To clarify, when I said the 3/8"impact driver made more sense, it was in the context of removing, not installing hardware.
06-24-2009 03:20 PM
Maine Sail
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Oh you use this to tighten the bolts??? I was thinking you just used this to remove them! How do you manage to tighten them without holding the bolt head in place?

I usually hand tighten so I don't risk over tightening...
The magic of an impact driver is the compression blows that allows you to tighten from one side but you need to be careful. Very infrequently will the bolt head spin, enough to be a problem, when using an impact driver.

If I am bedding with butyl and don't want any spin at all I flatten and then tape a wrench to the deck with Gorilla Tape and then use the impact driver and it works like a charm.
06-24-2009 02:32 PM
jarcher
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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
Getting deck hardware tight on a 30 to 40 footer should be no problem for even the smallest 1/4" impact driver. Hell you could squish the deck core easily if you can snap 5/16" bolts..
Oh you use this to tighten the bolts??? I was thinking you just used this to remove them! How do you manage to tighten them without holding the bolt head in place?

I usually hand tighten so I don't risk over tightening...
06-24-2009 02:25 PM
Maine Sail
My 1/4"

Even my inexpensive 1/4" Ryobi will snap a 5/16" bolt clean off with ZERO effort. Be very, very careful going with a high torque impact driver you don't need 200+ ft pounds!!!

I prefer the 1/4" as there are more places I can get it into than most 1/2" drivers. Getting deck hardware tight on a 30 to 40 footer should be no problem for even the smallest 1/4" impact driver. Hell you could squish the deck core easily if you can snap 5/16" bolts..
06-24-2009 08:16 AM
sailingdog Depends on the boat...but I'd go with at least a 3/8" not a 1/4" drive impact wrench.
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Is a 1/4 inch drive impact wrench sufficient for most boat jobs, or is a 1/2 inch needed?
06-24-2009 03:03 AM
jarcher Is a 1/4 inch drive impact wrench sufficient for most boat jobs, or is a 1/2 inch needed?
06-23-2009 05:28 PM
downeast450 Super Glue? I use super glue to "build" a collection of washers and the nut for difficult to reach places. I know this doesn't address the specific issue here but it could make part of it simpler. I put a little clay in the socket, press the washers and nut (all one piece thanks to super glue) into the socket and reach the collection up to the threaded end of the fastener with an extension and it stays together long enough to take a few truns with the socket. I haven't tried super glue to hold the fastener from above but it might do a good job.
06-22-2009 02:11 PM
NolaSafari This was my fathers day gift, my loving wife came out to the boat to assist me in installing stanchions and bow pulpit. BTW I gave her an electric smoker for mothers day.
06-22-2009 02:07 PM
timebandit Make a friend.
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