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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:19 am 
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One of the screw threads that secure the rudder line appears to be stripped. Any suggestion on how to fix the stripped threads? Any alternative methods of anchoring the rudder lines to the rudder? I can't tighten the left side screw all the way, and have experienced slight slippage on the left steering line as a result.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:33 am 
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Larger screw or place a piece of toothpick in the hole and reinstall the screw maybe? Otherwise... make a warranty claim for a replacement rudder.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:14 am 
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mmiller wrote:
Larger screw or place a piece of toothpick in the hole and reinstall the screw maybe? Otherwise... make a warranty claim for a replacement rudder.


Matt, I'll try a longer screw (I think that's what you mean) or the toothpick trick. Warranty claim last resort, it's fishing season! thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:54 am 
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Larger diameter screw.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:33 am 
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mmiller wrote:
Larger diameter screw.


Interesting, do you have a specific size screw I should try? For now I'm tying the spectra to the screw, still getting a little bit of slippage by the end of the day.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:49 pm 
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Why not just dumpster dive for screws with the smallest increase in diameter with similar threads, if you don't want to borrow from grannies wheelchair or kiddies carseat or skateboard? Screws are super plentiful as are bolts in most discarded consumer items. I strip them from items I throw away, but nothing seems to use nuts for the bolts anymore... it seems absurd that I may have to make a special trip to buy a lousy nut to match a recycled bolt.

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