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Insert Studs
09-APR-2009

Insert Studs

With the studs made you simply thread them into the backing block. If you got a little aggressive with the tap it's not the end of the world. Mix up some slightly thickened epoxy and apply with a syringe into the hole, wax the stud and thread it in with the thickened epoxy and let it cure. This will create a nearly perfect thread interface between the stud and backing plate. Even with a good tap I still dip the stud into epoxy, coat the inside of the hole and thread it in.

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sean 31-Jan-2010 06:26
why dont you just use the bronz bolts and countersink in the backing plate as per the install method when bolting through the hull?Wouldn't that then lessen the need to tap and thread the bronze bolt/ rods?