Mounting a Dwyer Mast hindge to the topsideon an Albin vega

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Mounting a Dwyer Mast hindge to the topsideon an Albin vega

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I have a dwyer mast hinge. It comes with 4 holes in the bottom to attach to the boat.
I was thinking of using 5/16 stainless rod couplings glassed into the topside to bolt the hinge to. Or purchase 4 of dwyer spacer nuts and use them. Is this over kill?
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Re: Mounting a Dwyer Mast hindge to the topsideon an Albin vega

Post by atomvoyager »

It may be strong enough as is but I would install compression nuts or sleeves of whatever type so that the vertical weight will be transferred to the step by the nuts instead of putting all the load on the plate and pins.
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Re: Mounting a Dwyer Mast hindge to the topsideon an Albin vega

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Yes the hindge came with those nuts. I am looking at using their organizer plate on the bottom then the hindge wih 3 nuts then my plate that was used .
My photo is to large. Any ideas how I would save a photo to post.thank you Mike
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Re: Mounting a Dwyer Mast hindge to the topsideon an Albin vega

Post by Redwood1957 »

I posted photo I will drill hout holes so all is flush.
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