Birdboss Installation Guide

Tools & Materials Required:

  • Drill
  • Countersink bit (for fibreglass installations)
  • Masking tape (for fibreglass installations)
  • Wax, varnish, or soap (for wooden installations)
  • Sealant (optional)

Included Materials:

  • 2 Stainless Steel Screws (316 Grade)
Instructions:

For Wooden Surfaces:

  1. Preparation: Identify the exact location where the Birdboss will be mounted.
  2. Drill a Pilot Hole: Using a drill, make a pilot hole at the marked location. This hole should be slightly smaller than the diameter of the supplied screws.
  3. Lubricate the Screw: Apply a small amount of wax, varnish, or soap to the threads of the stainless steel screws. This lubrication aids in smoother screwing and prevents wood splitting.
  4. Secure the Birdboss: Align the base of the Birdboss with the pilot hole and use the screws to fix it securely. Ensure that the base is level and properly aligned before fully tightening the screws.
  5. Final Check: Do not overtighten the screws as this may damage the wood. Ensure the base is firmly attached.

For Fibreglass Surfaces:

  1. Preparation: Place masking tape over the intended installation area. This helps in marking and also prevents the gel coat from flaking.
  2. Mark and Drill a Pilot Hole: Mark the drilling point on the masking tape. Drill a pilot hole (3.5 – 4.0mm recommended) at this mark.
  3. Countersink the Hole: Use a countersink bit to slightly flare the top of the hole. This step is crucial to prevent damage to the fibreglass surface.
  4. Apply Sealant (Optional): If desired, apply a small amount of sealant on the screw for additional security and waterproofing.
  5. Install the Birdboss: Position the Birdboss base or Flush Mount over the hole and insert the screws. Tighten them securely but be cautious not to overtighten, as this could damage the fibreglass.

Adjusting the Pivot Post:

  1. Post Installation: After the base is installed, adjust the pivot post to ensure the pivot and arms, when clipped in, are clear of all obstructions.
  2. Securing the Pivot Post: Once you are satisfied with the positioning, tighten the pivot post using an allen key to secure it in place.

Final Check:

  • Ensure that the “Birdboss” is stable, securely attached, and its components are not obstructed.
  • Remove any excess sealant or lubricant.

Note:

  • For both wooden and fibreglass surfaces, it is critical not to over-tighten the screws to prevent damage to both the surface and the “Birdboss” base.
  • Regularly check the pivot post to ensure it remains secure and well-adjusted.

Congratulations on installing your Birdboss! Enjoy the enhanced experience it offers.

Final Notes:

  • Ensure that the Birdboss is securely mounted before use.
  • Regularly check the mount for any looseness or wear and re-tighten if necessary.
  • Remove Birdboss when under way.
  • Not recommended for use in 40 knots plus wind.
  • For any additional support or queries, contact our customer service team.


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