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Old 16-12-2012, 13:44   #46
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Re: Is this enlongation acceptable?

So just to come back and update this old thread... I had sent the piece off to have it checked out and welded onto the new SS box bowsprit if it was in good enough condition. Turns out they judged it to be fine and sleeved it.



Looks pretty good. They also polished it out.

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Thanks for the update
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Re: Is this enlongation acceptable?

The welder sure did a great job.
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I was extremely impressed with the welds. The SS Box sprit looks amazing. Almost like a work of art.

Some other photos of the whole thing:



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Re: Is this enlongation acceptable?

Looks like good, solid welding and also (seems like) electropolishing.

IMO, when installing the fitting it would be very important to make sure that the fork/toggle fits very closely to your newly installed bushing. You might have have to install washers around the pin, inside the jaws. This would help in the prevention of future scenarios such as this elongated pin hole....
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