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7840Re: [Weta-Trimarans] Standing rigging, shrouds, side stays

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  • Robert Shirley
    Aug 23, 2014
      I recently replaced (upgraded) my ama padeyes.  There is a properly placed stainless steel backing plate in my amas.  The new padeye I put on has the holes slightly further apart. I used the existing forward hole.  But, because the new rear hole might miss the steel backing plate, I used large washers on all four bolts.  I cupped the washers slightly.  I have only sailed the boat 4 times since the upgrade, but so far, so good.

      Your boat, #778, should not need to be upgraded.  It should already have forged, stainless steel saddles from the the Weta factory.
      Bob Shirley
      Weta #147, Empress
      Ventura CA.

      From: "tomkirkman1@... [Weta-Trimarans]" <Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com>
      To: Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2014 7:24 AM
      Subject: Re: [Weta-Trimarans] Standing rigging, shrouds, side stays

      Were the pad eyes breaking or were the screws pulling out?
      I have #778 so I'm assuming what I have are the newer one piece pad eyes (saddles) but still wonder exactly what those screws are biting into. Several of the reinforcement blocks under some of cleats are ill-placed and the mounting screws are only into the hull, completely missing the under deck reinforcement blocks. I hope that's not the case with my ama pad eyes!

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