Tuesday 13 June 2023

Tabernacle | Making Pivot Bolts

While I was repainting the tops of the Dorade boxes I decided to make the mast and bowsprit pivot bolts for the tabernacle, while waiting for the multiple coats of paint to dry.

The kit provides a length of threaded 10mm stainless steel rod for this purpose. The first task was to cut two bolts to the correct length, like this.

Dome nuts are provided for these pivots, so the bolts have to be exactly the right length.

This is what the finished article looked like.

This is the pivot bolt for the mast, fitted in the tabernacle.

I secured the bowsprit in place with the lower bolt. This is what it looked like, viewed from outside the workshop.

She is looking quite jaunty!

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