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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:22 pm 
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Is this suppose to happen?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:15 pm 
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No your base is supposed to be rivited to the mast. Also your missing the step link to help you raise the mast. http://static.hobiecat.com/digital_assets/21380001.pdf

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:59 pm 
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Cool

1) Where can i get the step link? BTW I'm in Australia, which basically means shipping it from overseas is usualy cheaper they buying it localy
2) I should get it re-riveted? The rivets in the mast are still in place and the holes in this bit don't look warn or broken, It's seems as if the previous owner sailed the boat like this


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:15 pm 
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1. any hobie dealer should have em.
2. the holes in your base are blown out. You will need to re-drill your mast and base for new rivets.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:36 pm 
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Right, drill new holes and use some stainless rivets. It's not particularly hard.the part you are looking for is frequently called a mast hinge.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:21 am 
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Is drilling and tapping a bad idea?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:03 am 
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chrisb123 wrote:
Is drilling and tapping a bad idea?
Should be okay. Little stress here as mast loading is mostly vertical. A couple panhead 10-32s should work well. I'd use some kind of thread locker. I'm guessing the mast vibrates a lot.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:47 am 
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Why not just rivet it?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:36 am 
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hobiesrock wrote:
Why not just rivet it?


I agree; it's better to not reinvent the catamaran.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:30 pm 
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Where can i get the step link? BTW I'm in Australia


We have a facility in Australia and dealers around the country.

http://www.hobiecat.com.au

http://www.hobiecat.com.au/dealers/indexhtml.php

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:02 pm 
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I already checked SLHobie and it wasnt on there website
I've sent them an email about the part

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Why not just rivet it?

Because I dont have a rivet gun or have ever used rivets
I do have many taps and dies and have done lots of it


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Reference:

21380001 MAST STEP LINK KIT H14/16

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:33 pm 
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chrisb123 wrote:
I already checked SLHobie and it wasnt on there website
I've sent them an email about the part

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Why not just rivet it?

Because I dont have a rivet gun or have ever used rivets
I do have many taps and dies and have done lots of it


Rivet guns are cheap and riveting is easier, really.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:11 am 
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Ill get practicing,
What size rivets should I use?
Should I just use 2?
Where should I put the new rivets, slightly lower and infront or behind the current ones?

$30 for the mast step link, much cheaper then I expected


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:32 am 
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chrisb123 wrote:
Ill get practicing,
What size rivets should I use?
Should I just use 2?
Where should I put the new rivets, slightly lower and infront or behind the current ones?
Probably 3/16 x 1/2" stainless steel. Look at the bottom of your mast and locate two rivets, one on each side, where the aluminum is thickest. Years of salt water corrosion here can make the metal pretty weak. You want to be at least 1/4" from the broken holes in the base.


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