Counterbalance weight attachment - 8 mm

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Counterbalance weight attachment - 8 mm. To fit 8 mm OD alloy or carbon tube, plastic.


Purchase Allen key, ref AK-M2, for use with this product.


NB Tip for fitting onto oversize booms given below.

Product code. 101-080

Availability: In stock

£2.40

Counterbalance weight attachment - 8 mm

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Counterbalance weight attachment - 8 mm. To fit 8 mm OD carbon tube, plastic.

Purchase Allen key, ref AK-M2, for use with this product.

Suitable for use witrh any of the larger counterbalance weights, 15-35 grams, ref. 102.

Lock in place on the boom using epoxy resin or cyanoacrylate glue. If the fitting is a tight fit there are a couple of things you can do to ease it onto the boom. Add a small radius/chamfer on the end of the tube and warm the tube and/or the fitting by immersing in hot water for a short while. If you want to avoid the possibility of the fitting slipping on the boom please use the technique described for product ref. 48-SET.

The way this fitting fits over the end of the boom avoids stressing the boom tube and causing the spar to crack along its length, along the grain of the drawn tube in fact. The new design spares stressing the tube, protects the cut end from corrosion and permits the forestay attachment, ref. 104-080, to be placed exactly where required once the rig has been added to the boat and adjusted to fit perfectly.

 

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