Have owned this many years now and am increasingly worried about excessive wear on the female threads as shown in pic.
This mates with my tripod and only engages barely 3 turns on the male threads of the tripod.
All the wear is at the female threads.
Does anyone know a solution for this?
I am thinking:
(a)Replace male thread on tripod with longer thread as the existing one only has 3 threads.
(b)Replace female part on the head if there is available part.
Any ideas/advice you folks may have greatly appreciated.
IMHO - if any one knows someone local who deals with Wimberley its better to let them do it (?) Or maybe email Kimberly and ask them if there is anyone local. I recall theres a local birder who does repairs, his name is "Wat Krating" or something like that. He does tripod refurbs and sells hides and stuff.
From an engineering stance, I would just take it to a trusty local machine shop, along with an appropriately sized self tapping insert - have them drill the damaged thread out and then fit the self tapping insert.