Starboard footstrap insert fix

Starboard footstrap insert fix

Post by barryxw.. » Tue, 29 May 2007 22:31:32


Anybody know if the footstrap inserts on Starboard Carves can be
drilled and tapped between existing insert locations? Are the inserts
individual or strips, like the ones Chinook sells? I have a stripped
location, of course my favorite, and want to drill/tap a new location
between one of the exisitng three-in-a-row. Other option is to fix the
stripped insert by installing a brass thread insert. Would be nice to
know how wide those inserts are so I don't drill a larger hole for the
insert and get into the core...

-Barry

 
 
 

Starboard footstrap insert fix

Post by sailq.. » Wed, 30 May 2007 01:31:49


Quote:
> Anybody know if the footstrap inserts on Starboard Carves can be
> drilled and tapped between existing insert locations? Are the inserts
> individual or strips, like the ones Chinook sells? I have a stripped
> location, of course my favorite, and want to drill/tap a new location
> between one of the exisitng three-in-a-row. Other option is to fix the
> stripped insert by installing a brass thread insert. Would be nice to
> know how wide those inserts are so I don't drill a larger hole for the
> insert and get into the core...

> -Barry

Hi Barry,
There's a better, and much easier fix!
Check out this link on the Starboard forums:
http://SportToday.org/
Look down at the bottom of the page at "Repairing Damaged Footstrap
Inserts".
I've been able to repair a whole bunch of  stripped footstrap***
inserts and also vent plugs that are leaking
using these products, avaialable at your local auto parts or bearing
distributor's shops.
The inserts are continuous (AFAIK) so you could drill an adjcent hole
new hole (same size as the holes you've never
put a***in) but the Permatex/Locktite Thread Restorer Kits do a
much better job with no risk of breaking out through
to the core of your board.
Hope this helps,
P.S. You should be able to view the link with out signing on, but the
sign on is easy and won't fill your mailbox or cause
any other probs that I'm aware of.
Customer service is still pretty important at Starboard!

 
 
 

Starboard footstrap insert fix

Post by barryxw.. » Wed, 30 May 2007 21:49:51

Roger,

Thanks for the prompt response. I've seen this stuff on the shelf, but
always considered it a half-ass fix for desperate times. However, if
RJ says it works, I'll give it a try.
The stripped***was my fault - thick new strap, thick new strap
washer, pad foam wasn't yet compressed, and not enough downward
pressure for the first few turns of the screw. This stuff will
definitely go in the gear bag for Baja trip in five days...

Thx again and long time no see,

-Barry


Quote:

> Hi Barry,
> There's a better, and much easier fix!
> Check out this link on the Starboard forums:http://SportToday.org/
> Look down at the bottom of the page at "Repairing Damaged Footstrap
> Inserts".
> I've been able to repair a whole bunch of  stripped footstrap***
> inserts and also vent plugs that are leaking
> using these products, avaialable at your local auto parts or bearing
> distributor's shops.
> The inserts are continuous (AFAIK) so you could drill an adjcent hole
> new hole (same size as the holes you've never
> put a***in) but the Permatex/Locktite Thread Restorer Kits do a
> much better job with no risk of breaking out through
> to the core of your board.
> Hope this helps,
> P.S. You should be able to view the link with out signing on, but the
> sign on is easy and won't fill your mailbox or cause
> any other probs that I'm aware of.
> Customer service is still pretty important at Starboard!