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Old 20-08-2010, 17:29   #16
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And if Einstein lived today he wouldn't even memorize his own name.
Hummm...I dont know where Einstein is today, but one things for sure, where ever he is, I'll bet he doesn't smell too good! (Paraphrased from a Naked Gun movie)
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Old 21-08-2010, 05:36   #17
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Yes on the butyl and yes on the "Mainsail" countersink for sealing. I do use tefgel whenever we screw anything into metal. (Butyl lasts for a week under fingernails !)

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As much as I like to take credit for the "countersink" method I learned it from a guy I knew at Hinckley back in the 80's. Morris Yachts also uses this method..

Here's an M-36 being countersunk for Dorades..
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When I installed my stanchions, I cut 2"x3/4"x1/4" stainless bar and welded the 14/20 nut on the plate and then over-sized the entry side hole and re-tapped the nut. During installation, it was a real mess. I would coat the nut plate with 5200 and then have my helper install the bolt. Most of the nut plates had to be put in place by feel. In the end, it was well worth the effort. I have removed and replaced several bolts and the nut plates stayed in place so that I could reinstall the bolt by myself from the exterior
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