Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lifeline Stanchion Removal
My experience was some bolts were easily removed, others really stubborn. After trying BIG screwdriver with square shaft and a wrench on that to add to torque, the ultimate solution for the ones that got "buggered" was to weld a short hex head bolt onto the flat slotted head of the stanchion bolt and put a socket wrench on that - easy peasy removal.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Do take Joel's advice to heart to be SURE you seal the new/replaced bolts totally. This forum has many reports of the embedded carbon steel backing plates corroding and some bursting open - believe me, it's a BIG fiberglass repair job to cut out the old plates and rebuild the fiberglass and gel coat.
Good luck with it!
Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris.
---In amelyachtowners@..., <lokiyawl2@...> wrote :
Thanks for the information. I am curious about what percentage of the bolts you were able to extract from the embedded bar stock? Also what technique for removal of the fasteners seemed to work the best for you?
Best of luck with the rest of your hurricane repairs.