> 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...
There's a better, and much easier fix!
Check out this link on the Starboard forums:
Look down at the bottom of the page at "Repairing Damaged Footstrap
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
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!