[C320-list] Masthead Attachment

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Mark Cole

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May 30, 2021, 12:13:13 PMMay 30
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Has anyone installed new gear to their masthead fitting? I need to install a new wind instrument and replace the anchor light but I’m not sure if I should use rivets or drill and tap the masthead fitting. I would like to make the decision before I head up the mast and limit it to one trip…. Thanks for any input.

Mark Cole
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Chris Burti

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May 30, 2021, 8:40:53 PMMay 30
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Drill and tap. Easier to work on later.

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Chris Burti
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> On May 30, 2021, at 12:13 PM, Mark Cole <boat...@me.com> wrote:
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> Has anyone installed new gear to their masthead fitting? I need to install a new wind instrument and replace the anchor light but I’m not sure if I should use rivets or drill and tap the masthead fitting. I would like to make the decision before I head up the mast and limit it to one trip…. Thanks for any input.

Christian

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May 30, 2021, 8:46:08 PMMay 30
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My personal opinion, since it's aluminum, rivet with threaded rivets, so if
you ever strip threads in your fastener, just put in a new threaded rivet.

RONALD HODEL

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May 31, 2021, 10:57:19 AMMay 31
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Tied to that thought. Has anyone installed the spinnaker crane
https://www.rigrite.com/Spars/Sparcraft_Spars/FM_Masts/FM-0305_mast.php
NG1-2

Ron Hodel
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> On May 30, 2021, at 5:46 PM, Christian <cca...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> My personal opinion, since it's aluminum, rivet with threaded rivets, so if
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