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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:06 pm 
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I bought a Wildcat this spring and both front crossbeam end caps are loose. It seems like those have been glued before, is this the correct method for mounting them or should there be some inner part inside the crossbeam where the end caps are to be attached? If not, what is the preferred way to mount these end caps?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:56 am 
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They do use sikaflex to mount the end caps - and I believe pop a couple of small aluminum rivets. Shouldn't be difficult to tight them up - there' likely no risk of them popping out since all the downhaul and jib sheets are run internal and are under tight bungee tension as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:02 am 
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There are no rivets. The end caps are just thin plates and I'm wondering, what has been the original idea of mounting them. In my boat those have been tried to glued with some epoxy but obviously it has not been very good solution. I haven't been able to find out any information from the manuals how these are thought to be mounted.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:42 am 
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On my wildcat i have a long small screw to secure the endcaps to the beam

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