Tom, It may help others who haven’t had the chance of sharing in the joy of doing this yet to have some pictures posted as you progress. This could be put into the files section. I know you have nothing going on right now J
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia
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Took the old hawse pipe out today. First removed the back starboard windlass bolt. Not easy. The flange was totally rusted out. Then, after getting all my big tools out, the hawse pipe was removed by just my grabbing it and pulling. I'm going to put a stainless steel plate back for the bolt to fit into to make it stronger; my PVC flange will fit around it, and I'm not glassing over my bolt/plate.