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Centreboard pivot

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Topic: Centreboard pivot
Posted By: Bikali
Subject: Centreboard pivot
Date Posted: 11 Apr 05 at 11:40pm

Hi,

I'm just renovating an old Phantom dinghy and am suprised by the centreboard pivot ... it pivots on a M6 bolt through the casing; but the hole in the board is 25mm dia. This seems wrong am I missing a bush or should I fill with epoxy (... doesn't sound good) and drill a clearance hole for the 6mm bolt?

Thanks for any help

Alistair



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Replies:
Posted By: ChrisJ
Date Posted: 12 Apr 05 at 8:29am

The bolt will need to fit the hole through the centreboard casing. It must be a pretty tight fit, otherwise you get leaks all the time through the bolt hole.

Then, you need to make the hole in the board match the bolt size. This can be done by filling with epoxy and drilling out. At one time (as far as I can recall) the Phantom used fireball parts - maybe they have a class rule of a larger bolt, while the phantoms allow narrower bolts?



Posted By: Bikali
Date Posted: 12 Apr 05 at 10:35pm

Thanks for the info the case does have an M6 hole so its just the filling on the board I need to do ... should be simple

Thanks

Alistair



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Fires don't just start they need help ...



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