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 Post subject: Hobie ama sidekick
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:59 am 
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Hello Everyone, sorry to be a nuisance, I am going to ask a question about the ama's that I am sure has been answered a million times before but unfortunately I am unable to find the little bit of info I need. I have the ama's and I installed them as per hobies directions. I am afraid though that the well nuts keep popping out and I am going to replace the well nuts with stainless nuts and a locking bolt. My question is what dimensions are required for the nuts and bolts. I am afraid where I live there is not stainless nuts and bolts in the local hardware store so I have to go to a chandelier and get the nuts and bolts from him and I wanted to get the right size. All help greatly appreciated in this matter and apologies again for going over something that I am sure has been all ready mentioned in the forums. Kind Regards, Niall.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie ama sidekick
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:23 am 
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Either the holes were drilled to large or the well nuts were not tightened enough. Either might allow the nut to pull through.

The well nut Screw is a 10-32 x 1 3/4"

So you need similar diameter to fit the deck hardware, but the length could be shorter depending on the thickness of the hull.

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