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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:04 am 
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I'd like to install an attachment point for an aft Mirage Drive leash on the 2015 TI. The forward seat has a pad eye on the bulkhead forward of the drive well. I'd like to put the attachment point in a similar location in the aft location. The leash kit came with the hardware in the photo. Which should I use and what's a good way to install?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:54 pm 
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I wouldn't install it. No need to drill any more holes than necessary. Just wrap the leash around the aka brace and secure to itself.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:28 pm 
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First thing I did was install a pad eye with home made aluminum backing plate. Used Yak Attack 10-32 rigging bullets to get it there.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:48 am 
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CR Yaker wrote:
I wouldn't install it. No need to drill any more holes than necessary. Just wrap the leash around the aka brace and secure to itself.


I second that - it's precisely what we do.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:03 am 
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That's what I did. Should be secure there....


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:07 am 
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I don't have any problems putting a hole in these boats. The holes can be caulked if necessary. Screws seal the hole. I do put them as high as possible, and, be sure any bolts or penetrating screws are not rubbing on any internal lines.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:37 am 
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You can't use the fitting in the top picture - the hole it would thread into has to be incorporated into the mold.

A couple people already pointed out that you can just wrap the leash around the aka.

If I were to puchase a new TI, I would not only add the pad eye I would also add the button that the older TI's had that secured the seat in the upright position. It makes a perfect attachment point for rear aka safety lines.

I don't have long arms but was able to install the pad eye without the added expense of purchasing the "rigging bullets". I super glued the nylock nuts onto my washers, put needle nose vice grips on the nuts and could just barely reach the mount point while a helper with a screwdriver tightened the screws.

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