[Public-List] another maintenance item
kk4mex via Public-List
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Sat Sep 12 10:25:54 PDT 2015
I replaced the mainsheet bolt at the end of my boom 2 yrs ago. It was a 3/8 bolt...it was worn more than half way thru.I replaced it by removing the old bolt and replacing it with a larger 7/16 .I also made a new tang for the main sheet for 2 reasons...1 was that old one 42yrs old and 2 I made it out wider material giving it more surface area and hopefully take longer to cut into the bolt shoulder...I should be good to go for as long as I own my Alberg
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From: Gordon Laco via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org>
Date: 09/11/2015 3:31 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: Re: [Public-List] another maintenance item
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?
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