Yesterday I went for a sail with a friend who is new and hadn't been on a Hobie before. I wanted him to be comfortable with righting, should we capsize, so we capsized intentionally in shallow water near the beach. While the boat was capsized I got a good look at the nuts securing the bolts through the corner castings to the pylons. 3 of the four bolts were 100% nylon and 1 was metal (don't know what type) with nylon thread. EACH of the 3 nylon nuts were split.
Here's my questions:
1) What size are the metal, nylon-threaded replacements?
2) Do they have a model number I should ask for?
3) What type/amount of torque should I apply that won't damage the new ones?
Also, I need to replace the fiber portion of my mainsheet: What diameter is that line?
Thanks for any help you can offer.
Fair Winds and Following seas,