Return to Hobie.com
Hobie Forums
It is currently Thu May 23, 2019 6:48 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:54 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:12 pm
Posts: 2
Location: Colorado
This weekend I was trying to adjust the cam plate on my H16, which has way too much play in the rudders, and I have all kinds of problems with the cams getting stuck in the locked position. I could not budge either of the bolts, and had to resort to vise-grips to get them out. Once removed, there is still some kind of impediment, as I can't reinsert the bolt into the plate without considerable force.

I'm assuming the bolts are stainless? The plate is aluminum, but it appears to have a helical insert, presumably for strength. I can replace the bolts easily enough, but what should I get. Stainless? This is what the assembly instructions seem to call for. Hopefully I can clean out the cam plates with a tap, as I'd like to not replace them at $25 each!

Is this a dissimilar metals problem? If the stainless is causing the aluminum to corrode, then that would produce incredibly hard aluminum oxide, which would explain the difficulty in removal and reassembly. I'm wondering if I can just use some anti-seize compound? Has anyone else encountered this, and found a workable solution?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:03 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:12 pm
Posts: 2
Location: Colorado
I see no replies, but in case anyone's interested, I think I've decided the problem was thread galling between the SS bolt and SS insert. I'm guessing anti-seize should deal with the problem.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:51 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Thu May 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Posts: 125
Location: New Hampshire
Just had to do the same thing to my 14t's plates a week ago, My bolts were steel and were rusted in place.

I used stainless bolts and never-seize.

I use never-seize on EVERYTHING boat related even though all my boating is 99.9% fresh water.

_________________
84 14T #67 Blue Hawaii faded but still working!
82 Yellow hull 16 '81 Boomer nationals


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:48 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon May 24, 2004 10:33 am
Posts: 544
Location: Clinton, Mississippi
FYI.....TefGel or Lanacote is designed to hold up in marine applications. I have a small tub (lifetime supply) of Lanacote. Smells awful but works great! (I even use it on plumbing.)

_________________
Jerome Vaughan
Hobie 16


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
© Hobie Cat Company. All rights reserved.
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group