[Public-List] another maintenance item

Gordon Laco via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Fri Sep 11 12:31:45 PDT 2015

No, I've not had it break...but I do squint and grimace at it sometimes wondering.  

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On 2015-09-11, at 9:36 AM, gordon white via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:

>            Having had the topping lift fail last weekend - probably "original equipment" - I have been looking at other things of great age on the boat.
>    My main sheet is attached to the aft end of the boom via a piece of stainless steel which is bolted (one bolt, probably stainless, maybe 3/8 inch in diameter. )   It has a 9/16 hex head on it. It has not been removed at least since the mast (bent in a storm while at the pier) was replaced, 18 years ago. Maybe not since the boat was built in 1967.
>    I was wondering if the bolt might have wear where the sheet tackle attaches. I put a wrench on it and with a pretty hefty attempted turn it would not budge. I hesitate to use a breaker bar with a three foot pipe on it as stainless is not as tough as, say, an AN bolt, and to break it off in the boom would be a mighty problem.
>    I cannot see that the bolt is much worn. It may be "frozen" in the aluminum boom and possibly the best thing to do is leave it alone.
>    Anyone have the bolt break?
> Gordon White,
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