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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:38 pm 
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Hi Guys,
I just purchased the Hobie H-Rail Bolt On Kit 9" for my Outback. What size drill bit should be used to install this? I was looking for a youtube Video or some PDf instructions from Hobie. Hobie is good for posting things like this but I didnt find anything. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:55 am 
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The provided screws are 1/4-20, so a 1/4 inch bit should do it.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:18 pm 
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Thanks mmiller for the quick reply. I wanted to be sure before I put holes in my new outback LE. Can't wait to install.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:19 pm 
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can you post picture after you install it. Would like to see how it is since I'm looking at this. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:42 pm 
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To prevent leaks I use a drill two sizes smaller than the screw. The screw then becomes a 'tap' which cuts it's own threads into the plastic, making for a water tight seal.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:20 am 
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stringy wrote:
To prevent leaks I use a drill two sizes smaller than the screw. The screw then becomes a 'tap' which cuts it's own threads into the plastic, making for a water tight seal.



2X on this!!! Works very well.


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crazyexplorer wrote:
can you post picture after you install it. Would like to see how it is since I'm looking at this. Thanks.


Sure! I will post some pictures after its installed.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:51 pm 
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stringy wrote:
To prevent leaks I use a drill two sizes smaller than the screw. The screw then becomes a 'tap' which cuts it's own threads into the plastic, making for a water tight seal.


Good advice. I will definitely look at this as an option when installing.


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