making a wing bolt

Since I sometimes put the boat together on a floating dock, a real risk is one of the necessary metal parts falling into the drink. If I lost one of these important parts a couple of days before a Watertribe event, I might not even make it to the beach.

I’ve been working to get spares for everything that could be lost or broken. This post is about the metal part that attaches the wing to the mail hull (the handle part if it is used to attach the ama to the wing). I found all the raw materials I needed at local hardware stores and West Marine. The video below shows how I made the part from the raw materials. I now have two spares in case I lose one or two.