Loop nuts.

Discuss the Jerry Montgomery designed pocket cruiser SAGE 15 (sloop) and SageCat (catboat version of the Sage 15)

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noel
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Loop nuts.

#1 Post by noel » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:35 am

Has anyone replaced any of the nuts located on the inside of the cabin along the ceiling with loop nuts? If so, what sizes, tpi? Thinking of exchanging couple of the nuts that hold down the jib fairlead. Would allow hanging things like a small gear hammock from the cabin ceiling.

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Re: Loop nuts.

#2 Post by Dale » Wed May 01, 2019 9:23 am

Excellent idea, I’d never heard of loop nuts. Have you found a source for these?

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Re: Loop nuts.

#3 Post by noel » Thu May 02, 2019 5:58 pm

I just googled “loop” and “eye” nuts. Found multiple options. Most were galvanized or 304 stainless. Between metric and SAE plus different thread pitches plus the different sizes of nut used on the S15 it will be a bunch of trial and error. Next winter project will be picking up a variety of std nuts at the hardware store to check out proper size. Time to sail. Vela is ready for hopefully Day #001 of the season tomorrow. L. Superior is a bit on the cool side. Guessing mid-30’s F* surface temp. Another late start to the season. Last of the ice in this region of the Lake didn’t disappear until this past weekend.

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Re: Loop nuts.

#4 Post by sal » Fri May 10, 2019 1:51 pm

Thanx for the input Noel. We'll look into it as well.

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