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Go-bar Clamping Deck

Assembly instructions

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i-4733 Updated 01/09


Hardware Kit #4733 parts list
(4) Threaded rod 1/2" x 36"
(4) Propeller T-nut, 1/2"
(4) 1" Support tube, 29-1/2"
(8) Aluminum end washer
(4) Flat washer, 1/2"
(4) Hex nut, 1/2"

You will also need
(6) Laminated plywood 2' x 2' x 3/4"
Concave wooden dish for front and back
Titebond wood glue

Go-bar deck assembly
From a sheet of 3/4" plywood, cut six pieces, each 2 feet x 2 feet. Stack and glue two of the pieces together, and stack and glue the other four together (the extra thickness is required to give the go-bar deck base sufficient stiffness).

Drill a 1/2"-diameter hole in each corner, 1" from each edge. Assemble the parts from the hardware kit as shown in the "exploded" diagram below.

Use wooden blocks (or any solid, well-supported platform) to raise our concave wooden soundboard dish, or our concave back dish, to the desired height above the base of the deck. Our flexible 24" fiberglass go-bars should be used for clamping, as shown above.

Go-bar Deck Hardware Kit
Go-bar Deck Hardware Kit

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