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  • #34919
    Robert Henson
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    Hi all,

    I’m looking to fit an outboard bracket to my MK1 GRP, the issue I’m having is 2 large lumps of foam in the rear compartment which will make getting a reinforcing plate in really difficult.  Is there a way round this or do I need to bite the bullet and remove and replace the foam?

    #34920
    john1162
    Participant

    I fitted one recently and yes remove the foam. The foam in the one I did was held in with a thin GRP sheet. I used a multi tool to remove it. So long as everything is clean and dry putting it back with tape and resin is easy but messy if you do not mask the area.

    #35029
    Traveller
    Participant

    I’m also planning to do this soon. I’m paranoid about putting holes into the rear tank, which I’ve just spent ages smoke testing and doing my best to reseal.  How did you counter this? Do you just use loads of Sikaflex on the bolt holes or is there a better way?

    Thanks!

    #36249
    Robert Henson
    Participant

    My final solution, if anyone is interested I came up with a pretty neat solution for my MK1 GRP.

     

    Rather than fiddle about with nuts glued to the end of spanners and reinforcing the transom, I fitted 4 clinch nuts to a piece of 200mm square, 3mm thick aluminium,  to the front of this I attached another piece of 2mm aluminium with 18mm holes to clear the flange of the clinch nuts.

     

    The advantage of this is that the loaf is spread over a big surface area and it is easy to fit….

    #36315

    Robert, sounds very neat. Can you post a photo?

    #36321
    Robert Henson
    Participant

    Unfortunately, being a buffoon I didn’t take any before I fitted it!!! It has worked really well though….

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