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[QUOTE=English Dave]Have a look at rawlnuts here: http://www.rawlplug.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=83&Itemid=0
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Ah, what nostalgia! I used those years ago to anchor my crew's toe-straps on a boat wherein the builder had omitted the underfloor wood blocks at the appropriate foreward points.
Once a year I'd see my crew disappear backwards over the side when the rubber let go. He always laughed and never complained - they made 'em tough in those days!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote English Dave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 10 at 1:56pm
I'll wait and see then, Medway! The rawlnut holds the spinlock for the spinnaker halyhard in place. The load is mainly shear. The design of the spinlock means it's difficult to get a rivet gun in to use a pop-rivet and I have previously used self-tappers. This has proved the best option so far!
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The kicker take off point on my new Proctor mast was bolted right through the mast, front to back, which seems like a strong solution.
Previously, I've but the fixing point on the back on the mast and brought a strop round to the front, like you often see on booms these days.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wobble Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 10 at 7:19pm
Sounds more up to the load than rubber!

Still, I'd like to keep things as simple as possible and go with bigger rivets in the enlarged holes. (The bolt and thread method, along with fitting from the back of the mast, are good options if it doesn't pan out).



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