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mast step #48106
04/27/05 12:37 PM
04/27/05 12:37 PM
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Banner Elk, NC
Bill K. Offline OP
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The pin holes on mast step have been broken.
I put metal putty to fill in the gaps. Has anyone done this? Will it hold if I step the mast? Opinions and ideas aside from replacing the step.


83' Hobie 16
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Re: mast step [Re: Bill K.] #48107
04/27/05 02:51 PM
04/27/05 02:51 PM
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Fort Loramie, Ohio
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I assume that you are talking about the "ears" that like to break off at the hole for the hinge pin. I brought my H16 to a local welder that could do aluminum. He built up the area with weld and I then used a disc grinder to reshape it to the original look. I then drilled the hole and it was good as new. Only cost me $15.00. I'm not sure the metal putty will take the strees.

Jack


Jack Hoying Fort Loramie, Ohio
Re: mast step [Re: jmhoying] #48108
04/27/05 05:37 PM
04/27/05 05:37 PM
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Banner Elk, NC
Bill K. Offline OP
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Thanks Jack, I will probably end up doing that.


83' Hobie 16
Re: mast step [Re: Bill K.] #48109
04/29/05 01:14 PM
04/29/05 01:14 PM
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Central Texas
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Yoh... have done the same process to the other side (mast base) I also have heard that some people weld the areas that limit the rotation of the mast. The aluminum welds well and the result is reliable.

Patrick


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