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 Post subject: Changing Boom Cleats
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:18 pm 
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I would like to change my worn plastic boom cleats for the rotator and downhaul lines to aluminum. I notice that the nuts in the boom track are not frozen in place and am afraid to remove the screws and have the nuts fall to the bottom of the track.

Does anyone know of a method to get the screws back into the nuts after changing cleats?

 Post subject: Cleats
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:10 pm 
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Location: Oceanside, California

Perhaps remove the forward end casting if you have to.

Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
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Hobie Cat USA

 Post subject: Boom Cleats
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:04 am 
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Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2003 10:55 pm
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Location: Issaquah, WA
We have replaced the outhaul cleat by mounting a new cleat on the top of the boom, same as the rotation arm cam cleat. You can insert the nut in boom slot, without removing the end cap. Lift the nut up with a small screwdriver, under the nut, then insert the screw thru the new cleat. Turning the boom over, also makes this installation easier.

Caleb Tarleton

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:15 pm 
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Location: Detroit, MI
I took the aft casting off, since eventually, you'll need to replace the outhaul line. I never did rivet it back on. A piece of duct tape kept it on for years. :shock:

"Duct Tape is like The Force - it has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together."

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