hcohen2018 wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:21 am
Hi, designing my first build for a HF board.
How do you reccommend to go about the mast connection? Its a standard plate.
I don't need rails and would simple do a thru holes but should I put the nut washer on deck? It looks very uncomfortable, using a flat head from deck and a washer nut at the foil?
Besides from drilling a 20mm hole, fill with epoxy and drill again for reinforcment, what else should I do the strengthen the connection?
I have built 1 very simple wood board (KISS) using t nuts as inserts, so I’m no expert, but here’s what I did:
Make template of base plate
Laminate the board
Drill out oversized holes in the board to fit template
Tape off holes on deck and fill with epoxy and filler
Drill out epoxy chambers to correct size again using template
Tape off holes on deck, and set t nuts in holes
Fill with epoxy and filler only up to height of t nut chamber and put screws in t nuts through template to make sure it is straight
The benefit of doing it this way is that the deck is clean and you can see if there is a problem with the insert.
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