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Beam Bolt Tightness?


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Hi all,

As in my other post Ive been around the whole boat doing everything up.

I noted that the beam bolts where a tad loose and I easily got a 1/2 turn out of them without going stupid with them, just firmed them up a tad.

I relise you shouldnt over tighen any bolt of any kind but just wondering if that is normal?

This boat hasnt seen much upkeep at all Im affraid.......



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Its fairly normal that after you tighten the beam bolts the first time, you should get a bit extra after your first sail.

The beams "settle" with some twisting etc...

Ok, I wasnt sure if you should leave a little bit of play as I dont really want to be ripping out or snapping the bolts off on a big reach........

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