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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:58 pm 
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Oh now I'm in trouble. I got out the ones in the broken off lower pintle. I got out the one in the chainplate that was going to be a problem and now that I started to put the boat back together I broke the head off one of the upper pintle machine screws. What's in there? A threaded stainless insert that goes into ... anybody know? Matt?

Heat is not an option. Welding is not an option. I don't think easy-outs work. I'll squirt in liquid wrench but the boat was in salt water so ....

Try drilling down the centre and then using a larger drill? Down the centre ... Oh my, now I'm in trouble.

I didn't have a Hobie day.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:53 am 
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Depending on the boat age...

Aluminum
Stainless
or
Brass

You may be drilling through and using through-bolts and backing nuts/washers.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:12 am 
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For those of you keeping score, or who almost care, I took it to a machine shop and he drilled it and used an easy out to get ... half of it out. Broke off. Then drilled the thing out and ran a tap in. It's a little sloppy but I'm trusting that Loctite or maybe epoxy will fill in the gaps. Then we'll all cross our fingers and go sailing.

$150. One and a half hours at $100 an hour. Machine shop rates. Oh well. It would help if you bought the spinnaker kit in the classifieds and then I could afford it.

Have a Hobie day!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:29 am 
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Big Whoop wrote:
It's a little sloppy but I'm trusting that Loctite or maybe epoxy will fill in the gaps. Then we'll all cross our fingers and go sailing.


Sounds risky to me. From what you're describing, there isn't much material left in the threads. I would either drill and tap for the next size larger screw (1/4"-20) or install an inspection port and thru-bolt the gudgeon with a nut and washer. Counting on Loctite or epoxy to hold your rudder onto your boat is a bad idea.

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