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Thatspec

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Check your brass T-nuts
« on: October 24, 2022, 01:20:02 AM »
Having just dis-assembled for travel I noticed every brass T-nut cracked. My foil has never left the water (on purpose) and I'm not particularly hard on gear...

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Re: Check your brass T-nuts
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2022, 01:34:24 AM »
Yep, a known problem with brass nuts. There are probably different qualities of brass, some probably more susceptible to cracking than others. I use the stainless Naish ones, never had an issue.

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Re: Check your brass T-nuts
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2022, 02:37:22 AM »
I assumed the problem was overblown or a salt water issue, guess not... these are are stock Go Foil kit with about six months use in fresh water.

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Re: Check your brass T-nuts
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2022, 05:03:07 AM »
I switched mine out for the stainless from the Foil-Mount. Their SS nuts have better tolerances and larger contact surface area with the tracks so less likely to pull out.

  "M6 Stainless Replacement T-nuts each FoilMount.com" https://foilmount.com/collections/hydrofoil-hardware/products/takuma-m6-replacement-t-nuts-each
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