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 Post subject: Torque'ing a Tiger
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:34 pm 
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I am going to create an epoxy bed for my Tiger beams. I couldn't find any specs on acceptable torque for the beam bolts on the initial install. I just tightened them as far as I was comfortable and then retightened after the first couple sails.
Is there a recommended torque to tighten the hull bolts for a Tiger?
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-john


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:27 am 
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No recommended torque specs that I've ever heard of. My method is to tighten until I hear the first signs of fiberglass crunching and then stop. Make sure you use the double nuts provided with the boat to keep them locked, we've tried a single nut which seemed to loosen after every sail. Also, with a new boat make sure to re-tighten after every sail for the first few sails just to make sure everything seeds down properly and then re-check for tightness every few sails after the boat has been broken in.

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