Replacement order is $25 plus shipping.)
You can dye the white nylon a color skin deep. ORANGE for best viewing or BLACK for best UV protection, White is the natural color of nylon.
IMPORTANT: This insert is built for a Track-Depth of 16mm (5/8") and the feed slot cut is 6" x 1/2".
Nipple DRILLING INSTALLATION:
The insert sleeve is symmetrical, with two protruding nipple pins.
Insert a #55 drill bit (or a finishing nail of the same diameter) into each nipple's drill guide hole before centering the insert into the feed slot.
Lightly hammer the drill bit to make a mark into the aluminum back web.
Remove the insert to center punch the drilling locations. First, use 1/8" drill bits, then finish drilling holes with a 3/16" drill bit. Hand twist a larger drill bit in the holes to remove burrs.
Nipple pins of the nylon insert will key into the holes to prevent unintentional sliding of the insert.
Top & Bottom ends of the insert sleeve have outer edge notches. Squeezing notches together with needle-nose of hemostat plyers makes it easy to pull the insert up & out.
Reviewed on StingySailor: https://stingysailor.com/2018/03/03/product-review-mastgates-sail-track-gates-2/
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