Kayak compass install

I picked up some stainless steel 8-32 screws and self locking nuts. The machine screws that came with the compass would most likely have worked fine, but fine never did it for me.

Here’s the fit up.

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Mounting holes drilled.

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I figured that having screw head in the forward hatch was better than the threads and nuts ripping at every dry bag I’ll ever put in there. I put a ring of marine sealant around the screw heads and inserted them up through the recess mount. Then I put another ring of sealant around the top. In this case more is better as I don’t want water in front hatch if I can help it.

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The finished product.

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