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    Question Rutland 913 installation

    I'm sure this has come up before but I'm struggling to find a pipe clamp or U bolt to fit around the 913 mounting pole, 1 3/4" (45mm) od. Any ideas?

    What I'm trying to do is brace the pole to my pushpit which is 1" od so the next part of my question is has anyone any ideas how to do it?

    Thanks

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    Thanks, I've sent them an enquiry.

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    You could always get some of their bits, and because they are 316 marine grade stainless they can be welded to custom make something that will fit.



    The welding and the twisty plate cost around 30-40 IIRC

    Almost forgot (hence the edit) that it's better to get a bigger clamp and pad it out with tough rubber to absorb vibrations and noise from the wind gen
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    For the last six years mine has survived on a stainless exhaust clamp from Kwik Fit
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    DazedKipper

    See my previous posting http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread...light=seateach where I posted a photo of the small clamp kit I bought from SeaTeach in Emsworth.

    As well as the four U-bolts it included a small stainless plate with the four holes drilled in it.. Easy to make but with that square plate it's all very easy to fix.
    Last edited by Martin_J; 04-04-12 at 16:25. Reason: Kit included both the small and the large U-bolts.

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    I did it using two interlinked stainless heavy duty hose clips - the kind with a bolt rather than a worm drive. It works very well.

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    A good idea to use as much absorbtion between clamps etc as advised by Snooks, as well as padding any pole from the deck fixing itself with a firm rubber or similar.
    A straight forward 'U' bolt may not suit to fit sound absorption with it but would however be cheaper.

    The stays/shrouds/support arms can easily transmit small noises from the wind generator and it may not be noticed until you are trying to sleep on a mooring, yet still wanting to charge those batteries.
    You never get to where you want to go if you only travel on sunny days.

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    Used two S/Steel hose clips on mine, no ploblems so far and a cheaper option

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    Forgot to add that since changing boats my Rutland is at present held on by 4 large Jubilee clips.........

    yet another job to do!
    You never get to where you want to go if you only travel on sunny days.

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