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sailman
I just picked up this sea anchor and it appears that in shipping one of the frame supports broke loose. Actually it looks like the end of the frame support snapped off as you can see in the picture on the left the frame support has a washer and it looks like it was staked on. In the right side of the picture you can see the end of the frame support is missing. This support is the one that the bail is attached to so it's critical that I get it reattached. I was thinking about just trying to re-stake what I have their but I'm afraid that it won't be enough to hold. What would be the best way to proceed to fix this Frame?

I was just thinking about this and I don't know how well this would work but a small hand drill and drill the center of the post a bit and then use a small tap and apply a machine screw and washer or is this just wishful thinking? It's probably the latter because I don't know how well I could perform the operation. Click image for larger version - Name: rsz_img_20200913_182558.jpg, Views: 28, Size: 208.81 KB
Greg,  KN4JZZ wtb 6/11 grandson
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Smudge
Maybe a small screw or there's also an upgrade kit available, not sure if it would fit your lantern, but here's the link:
https://britelyt.com/product/frame-121-post-upgrade-or-replacement-kit-for-350cp-or-500cp-lamps-2/
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zoomkat
Looks kind of like it may have been pop riveted and the pop rivet came lose.
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sailman
Smudge wrote:
Maybe a small screw or there's also an upgrade kit available, not sure if it would fit your lantern, but here's the link:
https://britelyt.com/product/frame-121-post-upgrade-or-replacement-kit-for-350cp-or-500cp-lamps-2/

I'll give them a call today and see if they have a set in nickel thanks
Greg,  KN4JZZ wtb 6/11 grandson
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sailman
I'm still looking for options on how to fix this frame. Also has anybody tried calling or emailing Britelyt  anytime soon with success? I've tried calling them several times this week and emailed them about there frame upgrade kit because I can't find one nickel-plated on their website but in the video that they show how to replace the frame support they talked about having one. I wouldn't mind the brass so much but if they won't answer the phone or return emails I'm a little leery about ordering.
Greg,  KN4JZZ wtb 6/11 grandson
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Chucker
You are correct to conclude customer service is below expectations. Having said that, I've order a number of times from them and the orders were packed, mailed, and delivered just fine. 

Frankly, I own one of these Sea Anchors and it is not top of the line, which you probably know. I would be content with going at it as you suggested in your first post except - I don't think you need to drill/tap. Get a small stainless steel screw and screw it in slowly with moderate pressure. The threads of the ss are harder than the material of the post so I would expect them to grab just fine.

It should barely be noticeable. Might be .15 cents at a local hardware store. 
Chuck
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sailman
I'll go by the hardware store when I get off and see what I can pick up, what's the worst that can happen I can break and already broken part.
Greg,  KN4JZZ wtb 6/11 grandson
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sailman
Well the hardware store was no help I couldn't find anything small enough even if I drilled it out the smallest screw would have been too big.
Greg,  KN4JZZ wtb 6/11 grandson
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Chucker
Oh boy. Well, a puddle of silver solder (50%+ silver) should hold it in place. It isn't holding much but it has to hold up to 1300 deg. F, IIRC. Kero doesn't usually burn that hot in these but a little bit higher temp protection of the solder is a good thing. 

Hard to believe that seller doesn't carry nickel/chrome posts. 
Chuck
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mnhogrider
If you had a screw off a coleman pump cap or out of an old cassette, would that be small enough? Eyeglass screws too small?
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sailman
mnhogrider wrote:
If you had a screw off a coleman pump cap or out of an old cassette, would that be small enough? Eyeglass screws too small?


That's a good idea maybe a valve will screw or a pump cap screw with work I'll have to look into that.
Greg,  KN4JZZ wtb 6/11 grandson
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JimL
I failed to mention that I had checked St. Paul Mercantile, but didn't see anything there like you wanted.  St. Paul is another one to add to your list for P'max type parts.  They don't have a lot, but what they have is good.   http://www.stpaulmercantile.com/

I hadn't been to BriteLyt's site in a while.  WOW!  What happened?  I didn't see any lanterns there the last couple of times I visited.  Now it appears they have a few but prices are through the roof.    Lanterns look to be up by $200 from what I remember.  Heck, a ceramic nozzle is $32 there and only $2.50 at St. Paul.

-Jim

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