Re-bedding a pintle on the Flying Scot

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Sailboats have several "fittings" attached to the deck and other places. Many are under great strain at times and must be anchored securely to the boat and sealed to keep water out of the hull. The one thing that has helped me keep my fittings secured and waterproof is Fast Dry 3M 5200 marine adhesive, it is the best I have found, period. It remains flexible for years and has very good strength.

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If the wood or material the screws bite into is not in good condition, I scrape it out and fill with epoxy and redrill the holes. In this case it wasn't necessary, but I put a bit of 5200 in the bottom holes as they were a little loose. This pintle was not bedded, it was only held on by four screws. Bedding the fitting in marine adhesive not only makes it stronger, it also seals the moisture out. Usually a pintle has a pin to fit in the gudgeon, so you could call this fitting a gudgeon because it has a hole or a pintle because it's on the rudder. Both fittings on the Flying Scot have holes, the pin is separate.

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This video was taken with the Panasonic PV-GS35 camcorder.

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