Bought a used H14 recently from 92. While rigging today the bridle bolts complete came out of the hull. Thinking 1 side failed first, then the other, then the mast came down. My first assessment was the lack of a backing plate of any sort. But after cleaning up the holes and checking with a longer bolt it seems there is a backing plate. Can somebody confirm this?
Longer bolts seem an easy fix. The Fiberglas was not really damaged, but the holes have opened up a bit to the point the bolts can wiggle a bit when not fully seated. Any suggestions for a good product to use to tighten up the holes a bit? I would like to re-create the original thread engagement.
Thanks for any feedback