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 Post subject: Aka Shear Pin Failure
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:01 am 
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Happy to still be sailing my 2016 AI, but I have suffered a number of shear bolt failures in the last year or so, all on the starboard side (may be coincidence). I never encountered this with my 2011 AI in 5 years use.
The pins I have used are genuine hobie parts, but sometimes only last one or two outings. I have seen various posts, tried the plastic inserts (nice idea, but still sheared the pin in a decent breeze...) and not keen on the s/s bolt idea.
My spray skirts fortunately stop the aka folding in, so no capsize drama...but it feels like there must be a reason / better solution?
Does anyone have any more suggestions?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:46 pm 
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If they all occur on the same side you may wish to check the fastener opening to ensure that there are no sharp edges of mis-matched holes that might be subjecting that fastener to undue wear or stress.


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