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Re: Small modification to Moses T60 board idea - your thoughts?

Postby TomW » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:02 pm

I build boards and based on what foil said I'd cut away the pad around the holes best to take out a big square section with 50mm margin to holes.
Thenget some stainless big head inserts and glue em in. Then put a few layers of glass over them on deck. Then cover with new pad section
Then use M6 bolts to screw on mast from plate side.
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Re: Small modification to Moses T60 board idea - your thoughts?

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:14 pm

OzBungy wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:48 pm
Get some conical washers and countersunk screws. The washers are pulled down into the deck pad and you're left with a smooth flat surface to stand on. You can still feel them with your feet so you've got tactile feedback for foot placement.

Exactly, and they will only strengthen the local pressure points on the board surface, also be into the pad, and you can even cut rings so they sit even deeper in the pad and can not be felt at all if you want.

Even without a pad and barefooted they are not annoying for me when standing on these.

You can get conical washers and countersunk screws in many boat hardware stores - but the right size can be tricky to get.

Like these: Conical washer and countersunk screw

Here you can see how "flat" they seem (and feel) even without pads, I only got one on my boards now, but had a Moses T40 and used 4 of these, no problem and couldnt be felt because of the pad:

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Re: Small modification to Moses T60 board idea - your thoughts?

Postby tkaraszewski » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:37 pm

Thanks to foil for the actual description of what the inside of the board looks like, which is super-useful, and for everyone's alternate hardware suggestions. I'm going to try to find some other hardware I like better first, and failing that, I'll consider modifying the board as little as I can get away with.

This is complicated by me traveling currently. I might have to wait until I get home to the US to find some of this hardware.


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