Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windlass bolt to deck
Removing the stubborn windlass bolt--
Just spotted these photos of this process and I am posting this for those who may search for solutions on windlass bolt removal in the future. Although I spent 4 days using the dam technique-- building a small dam round the bolt and filling it with various penetrating fluids--it did not work for me. My suspicion was that the corrosion around the bolt head and sealants at the bass of the windlass blocked the penetrating fluid.
Next I gently tapped a thin putty knife between the deck and the windlass until it was stopped by the bolt. This cleared a channel to the bolt. I then sprayed penetrating fluid (I used CorrosionX) and was surprised to see that it was taking fluid. Sure enough, after a couple of hours I was able to back the bold back out. These photos show both methods-- https://photos.app.goo.gl/C942E76KpfauET8a8
Bob KAIMI SM429