Fulmar stanchion base

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Fulmar stanchion base

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I need to replace the base of the foremost port stanchion on my 89 Fulmar. I have a replacement from Trafalgar which appears, identical so I am hoping its a case of unscrew, remove replace. I read another thread which goes into some detail for a centaur and thanks to all for that. I just wondered if I need to actually chop away the glass over the nuts as surely this should hold them tight while the bolts are replaced from above?
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bill_in_london wrote: I just wondered if I need to actually chop away the glass over the nuts as surely this should hold them tight while the bolts are replaced from above?
Bill
I think you will find that they will rotate, as, if the same as my previous Konsort, the Westerly fitter just cut (with pliers) and bent off the extra length of bolt. Hence, it partially unscrews - and that is that!!

I had to chisel and Dremel-off the grp around the nut.

Make sure you put plenty of Marine-Flex or Sikaflex under the base when re-fitting.

You may also find that the base screw-holes are just that little bit different. I did.
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Ok thanks Phillip. Will get the dremel out then.
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...and it will be a two man job - one on deck with a screwdriver, and the other below with a spanner, or mole-grips if a one man job.
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Hunter Boats never used locking nuts on any fitting, but fitted over length bolts that were broken off using some mole grips. This destroyed the thread of the bolt making it impossible for the nut to come off. When removing a bolt it did require grinding the end down to get the nut off. I just hope Westerly did not do the same as it can be a pain to grind.
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Jolly Roger wrote:Hunter Boats never used locking nuts on any fitting, but fitted over length bolts that were broken off using some mole grips. This destroyed the thread of the bolt making it impossible for the nut to come off. When removing a bolt it did require grinding the end down to get the nut off. I just hope Westerly did not do the same as it can be a pain to grind.
This was what I was referring to. Plier groove cut and pliers/mole grips breaking off.
the Westerly fitter just cut (with pliers) and bent off the extra length of bolt
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The complete length of the rubbing strake on the Konsort, apart from the section in the cockpit locker for some reason, is the same. There are times when I hate Westerly for the things they did.
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