Re: ringbolt in stbd bulward for ballooner halyard
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We had a similar experience with this bolt on Aletes. The stbd eye bolt spun but would not extract. As I recall we contrived an assembly (leverage) to exert considerable upward force on the bolt and then turned it out. The port eyebolt sheared off so we drilled it out (with cobalt bit) and re-tapped the steel backer plate and installed the next size up British thread bolt. Neither job was easy. Attached rub rail drawing.
Best of luck,
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io
I am working on the rusting bolts securing the stanchions. There is a ringbolt on the stbd side (used to secure the halyard for the ballooner) on top of the bulwark that has some rust. It appeared to be secured in the same way the stanchion base bolts are - threaded into embedded steel plates.