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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:41 pm 
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amfoyle wrote:
Can you let us know what that torque value is? The French (the Tatoo designers) must know it because they've been putting Tatoos together for years.
This year will be the second winter I disassemble the boat for winter storage and I didn't check the original torque when I bought it this time last year. I wonder if the dealer knew what the torque should be because they assemble post shipping, I think.
So, some ballpark torque numbers would be good!


We have never used Torque wrenches / settings on any assembly at Hobie Cat.


One of the screws on my T2 cannot be tightened, it turns freely.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:31 pm 
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Depends on what it is threaded into... Molded-in inserts spinning would be unusual. May have a backing nut?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:34 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Depends on what it is threaded into... Molded-in inserts spinning would be unusual. May have a backing nut?


No, it's the right front corner bolt that attaches the crossbar to the starboard hull. I did not over tighten it, and haven't removed the crossbar to determine what is the issue.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:35 pm 
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That's a bummer. I couldn't tell if the T2 has a backer nut or a plate at what otherwise looks like a molded-in fitting.
Unrelated to this, both my crossbar bolts are a little loose anyway because getting to a snug (hand)-tight fit meant the bolt tabs weren't aligned with the bridle-end connectors. So, I've about 0.5mm of vertical play in the crossbar at each end, but know that the bolts can't unwind because the bridle prevents that.
Oops, just realized you were talking about the main front (tramp) crossbar and not the bow-spreader bar! Those former bolts don't go thru the hull on mine (when looking from the inside) so there must be some sort of molded-in anchor within the thick plastic at those sites.


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