2022-08-30 (Tu) SkateSail Bearing assembly

I looked in vain for some hinge or swivel that would clamp to 5/16" rods. When I looked for M8 hardware, I found hardware usually related to CNC machines or 3D printers. I ordered some parts that looked useful and bought some 5/16" fiberglass driveway markers.
Available parts

The first design I made was lightweight and minimalistic. A bearing sat above a rod mount fastened by some #10 bolts. The first problem with the plan was that the bolts blocked the tightening screw. The fatal flaw was the holes didn't align, so the bolts splayed out slightly.
Rejected design

My second design used a pair of mounts, and the bearing was mounted to the bottom with a short bolt and nut. I tried to tighten the support onto the fiberglass rods, but they were built for a precision rod, and I couldn't snug them down.
Bearings and mounts

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
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