Installation in a yacht cockpit
The Halyard Hanger is fairly simple to install, follow these steps and you will have a perfectly mounted Halyard Hanger in no time.
- 11/64 drill bit for through bolt, smaller drill bit for screw install (only a pilot hole required)
- Fasteners (we recommend two #8 countersunk oval stainless screws or through bolts)
- Blue painters tape
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Pen or pencil for marking
Step 1: Asses your situation, look at the lines and curves of your install location. Taking your Halyard Hanger in one hand and what it is you will be hanging in the other and visually placing them on the surface will greatly help you in choosing the install location.
Step 2: It is not required but laying down tape as a guide is helpful in assuring accurate placement and allows you to mark your surface without leaving any permanent markings.
Step 3: Mark the location of holes to be drilled. A helpful tip is to mark the top hole first and then use a plumb, or anything that hangs, to make sure your bottom hole is vertically in line with your top hole.
Step 4: Drill the holes. A helpful tip is to drill the top holes first and then drill the bottom hole through the hole in the hanger, lining up the top hole with the top hole in the Halyard Hanger.
Step 5: Remove tape (if you used it), clean and prep the surface for installing your Halyard Hangers. -optional- If using through bolts, round out the hole slightly with a phillips head screw driver, this will insure the silicone in step 6 can form a perfect water tight seal.
Step 6: -Optional- We recommend applying a very small amount of silicone to the back and threads of your Halyard Hanger, this will ensure a snug fit and a perfect water tight seal. BE SURE TO CLEAN ANY EXCESS OF YOUR SURFACE, left over silicone may detract from your stylish new install.
Step 7: Screw in your Halyard Hangers! If using through bolts you may want to get a friend to help you out; for the perfect look have the person on the Halyard Hanger side line up both through bolts so they are aligned (like so + + as opposed to + x),and hold them aligned in place with a screw driver while you tighten the nuts from the back.
Step 8: Enjoy your Halyard Hangers! Use them to hang your lines, sheets, or whatever you can think of, be sure to send us photos of your install!
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