Hi Saffa,Saffa365 wrote: ↑Sun May 02, 2021 6:21 amHi Gunnar
Yes I meant the baseplate . Basically the mast doesn’t sit all the way into the base plate. It seems like the grooves on the mast are slightly too wide for the channels provided in the baseplate ( obviously the deeper into the base plate the narrower the channels get
The blue tape is the depth it should sink into the base plate
if you put grease on the threads,, i would say just turn them 1/4 of a turn at a time, alternating from one screw to the other,, when it bottoms out, you will know it, that screw will just stop. if you didn't put grease on the threads, i would start over. it is easy to get it off kilter,, might just start over and make sure you tighten screws evenlySaffa365 wrote: ↑Sat May 01, 2021 4:35 pmHey Guys
New on this forum , looking for some advice
We recently bought two north Sonar Foils , the surf edition.
We used them in a lake to practice pumping as there has been no wind lately
We noticed that the mast was rocking slightly in the board adapter, we tightened the bolts and carried on , we ended up doing this about 3 times and it still comes loose (3mm movements)
It looks like the mast doesn’t fully seat in the board adapter , I’ve measured it and it looks like it needs to go in another 5mm .
I’ve tightened the screws very tight , to the point I’m worried about threading them , but it just doesn’t seem to be able to pull the mast in that final 5mm for it to seat on a flat surface in the board adapter
The channels in the mast seem to be too wide for the grooves provided .
This is the same issue with both our foils
Sorry for the long winded message
i only use the one size mast and it has never been taken back apart after a 7 months of hard use ( i do have the 70cm mast as well but have never used it)Saffa365 wrote: ↑Sun May 02, 2021 5:09 pmTo be fair , I did read the instructions but we probably didn’t pay as much attention to the little turn alternating situation as I now realise maybe we should have
The mast was square in the mast adapter and the screws pretty much as tight as it felt comfortable with the small tool they provided.
I have managed to tighten it a bit more with a torx bit in a socket wrench
Are you guys leaving the mast attached for long periods or stripping down after every session?
There has been some small scratches/knicks in the mast from where it moved around , I guess I could just apply a touch up paint to those areas to protect it
It’s seems like it’s just needs a bit more elbow grease to tighten it up
They really should have put a torque setting on those bolts
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