RE: changing footstrap positions
I understand where you are coming from going with the optimum fin fix using the brass threaded inserts. Truely, it's the best possible fix for stripped fin threads. Earlier, I discussed this repair approach with Chuck Ames of True Ames fins (his firm is located just a few miles away), and he indicated that he would gladly install the brass inserts for me. I just haven't done it yet. Also, given the fact that the stripped thread is the rear one on a Tuttle base, it's my thought that the Cadillac repair isn't as much of a necessity. In any case, your post above greatly appreciated, and I know that many will find advantage in this best possible repair strategy.