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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:43 am 
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I want to replace the ball on the mast support. Is this an easy part to replace ie. Ball just threads on and off?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:39 am 
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That's an easy one. Just threads off and new one threads on.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:20 am 
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Good time to check the height of the ball support also. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:52 am 
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fastcat wrote:
Good time to check the height of the ball support also. :wink:


New to the 17 to bare with me.

Checking the height to what and how?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:25 pm 
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This is the height the ball is above the crossbeam. Sometimes the keeper nuts used to secure the ball rod to the cross beam come loose and the rod wanders down. If the nuts are tight and you have good clearance of the mast base above the cross beam, then all is good. But if the nuts are loose, the ball rod may have dropped down a bit and you could be putting extra pressure on the dolphin striker. :wink:


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