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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:33 pm 
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Hi All,

I recently acquired a 2004 Bravo. I was out this past Sunday. It was good wind (9-10kts) with stronger gusts (20knt). While sailing, all was fine. Then we furled the sail completely to pause for dinner. It was quite choppy and the boat was bouncing around pretty good. Then, the support rod broke free from the boat and the mast started flopping about, coming off the mast step. I had to take the mast down, secure it to the deck and start paddling. After a few minutes, I flagged down a jet ski and they gave me a tow (with my line). I've seen the support rod available with the bolt built into it, but can I just get the bolt (and whatever the piece is that holds it in place) and replace it in my current rod. I know I'd have to drill out the 4 rivets. I'll also have to remove the shaft of the screw/bolt from the boat. Probably get a left-handed drill bit for that part.

Here's a picture of what's left in the boat: https://photos.app.goo.gl/qi8DagPXcyNGXBUA8

Thoughts?

TIA,
Chad


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:22 pm 
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Yep. Biggest problem is getting that screw out of the hull. Drill and EZ Out. Not sure easy in stainless, but can be done.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:33 pm 
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Matt (or anyone else),

Can you speak to the screw itself or the bracket inside the rod?

TIA,
Chad


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:20 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Yep. Biggest problem is getting that screw out of the hull. Drill and EZ Out. Not sure easy in stainless, but can be done.


Matt (or anyone else),

Can you speak to the screw/bolt itself or the adapter that holds it in the rod?

TIA,
Chad


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