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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:20 pm 
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Today, I purchased an almost new Hobie Bravo. One of the screws on the mast base plate is sticking out. I removed the screw and cleaned out the hole but the screw still bottoms out prematurely. Do I simply add a washer or two to make up the difference or go through the trouble of delicately drilling a deeper hole to accommodate the screw? Or can I purchase a shorter screw?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:28 am 
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Hey, good shot Rob. I never thought of posting that question on this forum. I would bet that the screw, as is, will not pose any problems. But, it will be better repaired. Hopefully someone will have the answer.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:28 am 
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I removed all the screws and it seems that the brass insert was not fully threaded, so I made up the gap by using a couple of lock washers. One day I may use a tap to complete the job.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:03 pm 
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I don't see why the washer wont work. I thing you will be fine .


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