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T-nuts

Postby Oldman » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:24 pm

Hi fellow hydrofoilers,
I would like to get spare t nuts for my board to mast connection.
would appreciate if you could point me to a site that ships internationally.

Thank you

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Re: T-nuts

Postby grigorib » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:32 pm

http://americankiteboarding.com have large selection of those. Just search from their page for T-nuts

I broke only one so far and it's good to have spares

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Re: T-nuts

Postby TheJoe » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:54 am

grigorib wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:32 pm
http://americankiteboarding.com have large selection of those. Just search from their page for T-nuts

I broke only one so far and it's good to have spares
If you can not find them on the website just call them. My local shop they have every spare nut and screw type for foils.

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Re: T-nuts

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Re: T-nuts

Postby handy » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:53 pm

https://chinooksailing.com/collections/ ... -t-nut-8mm

that's what he is looking for, t-nuts for US boxes

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Re: T-nuts

Postby Oldman » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:59 am

Thank you for your replies.
Is there a difference between brass and stainless steel T-Nuts? What would be your preference?

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Re: T-nuts

Postby BWD » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:18 am

Stainless has potential drawbacks for t nuts in plastic slots:
1. Galling - friction weld between nut and screw if misthreaded. Big headache possibly requiring major board/foil surgery
2. Too strong - if overloaded in a crash (or otherwise), the stainless nut can blow through the plastic box slot. Brass is weaker and can deform ar smaller loads, theoretically at least.
3. Crevice corrosion - not saying it cant happen in brass/stainless connections, but i have personally only seen bolts fall apart in all stainless assemblies.

Last year I needed a spare footstrap and took it off a 20 year old windsurfer, stainless screw in a brass insert. Hadn’t moved in at least 10 years, was a little stiff but came apart with no damage, just a faint trace of corrosion/salt on the screw threads.
So I would probably use brass, even though stainless usually works great, especially with a little tef gel or trailer bearing grease.

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Re: T-nuts

Postby Frank Rosin » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:05 am

I got T-nuts in stock and can post almost anywhere.
Just drop me a PM or mail if need any and can't source them locally, which of course is always option number one.

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