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    Mast track bolts stripped...best fix?

    For most uses, just keeping salt from the joint will prevent corrosion. A good silicone seal in the color of your choice will work fine, and have just a small bit of adhesion
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    Mast track bolts stripped...best fix?

    They have wide mounting flanges, about 3/4" each side to get surface area for the glue bond. Installed with HYSOL or equivalent epoxy. They still have fasteners at high load areas, usually rivets thru the side flanges. Antal has several flavors, but you have to use their cars (of course!)
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    Mast track bolts stripped...best fix?

    McM has coils without tangs. Never used them, don't know how they work
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    Mast track bolts stripped...best fix?

    Mcmaster sells 5 different lengths of Heli coils in 1/4 x 20 thread. Measure mast wall to decide. A little long is OK, you want full span of mast wall.
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    Mast track bolts stripped...best fix?

    If the bad bolts are below a halyard exit slot in the mast, you can make up a backing plate, drill & thread it, & maneuver it into location with location with wire coat hanger rod & string. This lets you increase the amount of thread engagement. Use same material as spar tube is made of.
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    Mast track bolts stripped...best fix?

    Yes, heli coil those fasteners. Any other repairs involving new holes means moving track section around, and that will get very complicated/expensive
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