Re: ringbolt in stbd bulward for ballooner halyard

Mike Ondra

Hi Duane,

I initially replaced with a standard bolt temporarily, and then replaced that with the eye-bolt much later.

And as I have been remembering, I believe one of these I couldn’t even get out with the upward force. As I recall I cut it off high enough to get a vise grip on the bolt so it wouldn’t spin, and then drilled it out, small drill first down the center, then larger drills until all the bolt material was removed. This was a difficult operation.

Good luck,




From: <> On Behalf Of Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 6, 2020 6:58 PM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] ringbolt in stbd bulward for ballooner halyard


Thanks Mike,

I'm glad to hear someone else had the same problem and that the only solution was to pull up on it.  I was going to be surprised if there was a nut buried under fiberglass that was free to spin.  I'll try putting a halyard on it and see what happens.  Finding the replacement bolt down here will be the bigger issue.

Currently in Guadalupe

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