10 lb. Aluminum Cradle Weight Kit
The 10 lb. Aluminum Cradle Weight Kit is a reliable solution designed to address the common issue of boat cradles floating when using wooden bunks. This comprehensive kit offers all the necessary components to add weight to aluminum boat cradles, ensuring stability and preventing unwanted movement.
The kit includes the following components:
- 10 lb. Split Lead Cable Weight: The heart of the kit, this split lead weight is made from durable and non-rusting material. Splitting the weight into two halves allows for easier installation and ensures optimal weight distribution on the cradle beam.
- 5/8 in. x 5 in. Stainless Steel Hex Bolt: This high-quality stainless steel bolt is specifically designed to fit standard 6 in. aluminum I-beams. It provides a secure attachment point for the weight, allowing for a stable installation.
- 5/8 in. Stainless Steel Nut: The stainless steel nut is included to securely fasten the weight to the cradle beam. It ensures a tight and reliable connection, minimizing the risk of the weight shifting or becoming loose.
- 5/8 in. Stainless Steel Flat Washer: This washer is placed between the bolt head and the weight, providing stability and distributing the load evenly. It helps prevent damage to the cradle beam by creating a secure contact surface.
- 5/8 in. Stainless Steel Lock Washer: The lock washer plays a crucial role in maintaining the tightness of the assembly. It prevents the nut from loosening due to vibrations or other external factors, ensuring long-lasting stability.
The installation process is straightforward and efficient:
- Begin by drilling a hole into the web of the cradle beam using a 17/32 in. drill bit, creating a suitable insertion point for the weight.
- Split the 10 lb. Split Lead Cable Weight into two halves for easier handling.
- Attach the 5/8 in. x 5 in. Stainless Steel Hex Bolt with a flat washer to one half of the weight.
- Insert the bolt into the previously drilled hole, securing it tightly to the cradle beam.
- Place the other half of the weight on the opposite side of the cradle beam, ensuring balanced weight distribution.
- Secure the weight to the cradle beam using the provided stainless steel flat washer, lock washer, and nut. The combination of these components ensures a firm and reliable attachment.
The 10 lb. Aluminum Cradle Weight Kit offers a practical and effective solution for preventing boat cradles from floating while using wooden bunks. The ability to add more weight in 10 lb. increments allows for customization based on specific requirements.
With the inclusion of stainless steel hardware, the kit provides excellent corrosion resistance, ensuring durability even in challenging marine environments. The design of the components and the provided mounting hardware guarantee a secure and stable installation.
Whether you are a boat owner, marine professional, or boatyard operator, the 10 lb. Aluminum Cradle Weight Kit is an essential tool to enhance the stability and safety of your boat cradle system. Say goodbye to the inconvenience of floating cradles and enjoy a more secure and reliable setup for your vessel.
|(2) 4 in. x 8 in. x 12 ft. Wood Bunks:||40 lbs. (20 lbs. per beam)||(4) 4 in. x 8 in. x 12 ft. Wood Bunks:||80 lbs. (40 lbs. per beam)|
|Style:||Ball||Size:||4 in. L x 4 in. W x 4 in. H|
|Accepts:||Up to 5/16 in. cable||Cable Type:||Clamp (w/ shallow groove)|
|Fastener Finish:||Hot-dipped galvanized||Fastener Size:||5/16 in. x 1 1/2 in.|
- Lead weight will not rust
- Stainless steel hardware included
- Keeps your cradle beam from floating