Re: Rudder zinc problem
Are you sure the threads are stripped??toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I fitted a new zinc once, a slightly different one than Amel supplied, and
thought I had stripped the threads, when in fact the bolt wasn't long enough
to engage the threads correctly because of the different thickness of the
of the zinc. A slightly longer bolt solved the problem.
You should be able to use a small flashlight and visually inspect the threads
to see if they are stripped. If they are indeed stripped you could use a Helicoil
thread repair kit to repair the damaged threads and retain the same size bolt.
If the zinc will actually spin, as someone suggested, then I don't believe there
will be good electrical contact and you will have defeated the purpose of the
zinc. There must be a low resistance contact from the zinc to the bonding
wire in the rudder.
I don't know how Amel attaches the bonding wires to the zinc bracket but
a quick email to Amel after sales servies, Olivier Beaute, at firstname.lastname@example.org
(sav at amel.fr) will get you all the information you need.
Hope you find that it was just a too short bolt.
Good Luck, Gary
A longer bolt solved the problem. --- In email@example.com,
"Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@...> wrote: