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787Re: [j4x-owners-group] Feedback Request on Gooseneck Joint?

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  • William Stellin
    Feb 17, 2013
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      The problem with just replacing the tangs on the mast and the gooseneck is that you still have alum holes and stainless steel pins that connect everything.  That is what I wanted to avoid, so i drilled out the holes and put in bronze bushings.  They have a shoulder on them so they won't fall out.  Also the drill size is slightly smaller so the are  pressed in.  Frankly, this is what Hall should have done when they made the parts.  The holes will elongate again with alum and stainless steel mixing.  Alum is way too soft for a part that gets this much stress and movement.
      Bill   #6 Jaywalker

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      On Feb 17, 2013, at 1:34 AM, "Anthony M Iacono" <tony@...> wrote:


      Hi Scott,

      It looks like mine on hull #26.
      In 2009 I had some play so I purchased a new one from Hall, but when I tried to install it, the pre-drilled screw holes on the wrap did not exactly align with the holes in the mast. I asked Hall for a fix, they took my old one, cut off the tangs and welded on new ones. That approach provided a "new" fitting with no play and no new or elongated holes in the mast at the attachment points. 
      Tony: Affinity #26

      From: Scott Dickinson & Kim Worsham <sk_dickinson@...>
      Reply-To: <j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:52:34 -0800 (PST)
      To: "j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com" <j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: [j4x-owners-group] Feedback Request on Gooseneck Joint? [1 Attachment]


      Hi All,

      I've found we have quite a bit of play in the gooseneck and had a rigger look at it.  He thought what we have didn't look original.  

      Can anyone give feedback on our J-42?

      J/42 #33 TikiJ

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