- Atlantic Tower Install - Port Fixing
Re: Atlantic Tower Install - Port Fixing
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Yes, whilst not an Atlantic Tower, rather an EMTEK Turkish install, the water ingress is real. Waiting for summer to attend to the core. Is the result of poor workmanship.
On Tue, 28 Jun 2022 at 13:24, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...
A word of caution and my opinion.
The last two Atlantic Towers Arches I saw were installed wrong resulting in moisture penetration into the balsa core resulting in serious repair. I believe that one was aggravated by sailing in heavy seas with the dinghy on the arch. Be sure that the person penetrating the balsa core knows how to correctly do this. Also, I would check for moisture several months after the install.
Even if the deck is penetrated perfectly, I believe the deck and core are vulnerable when the legs are leveraged side to side by a dinghy loaded on the arch. You might consider adding something to the design to mitigate these side to side movements.
I also believe there may be a number of decks already in need of repair because of the design and/or installation of this arch.
On Mon, Jun 27, 2022, 21:55 Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...
I installed the
Altantic Towers arch on Cream Puff and ran into the same
problem. I could not get a wrench on the bolts for that
forward leg on the port side. There is just not enough room.
My solution was to cut an access hole in the top of the
propane locker directly under the arch fitting using a rotozip
and I installed 6" deck plate. This also allows future access.
Sailing Vessel -
Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - French Polynesia
On 6/27/2022 4:13 PM, Tony Elliott
I have recently purchased an Atlantic Towers - tower in a box for
The install looks fairly simple except for one area - the port
side where the propane gas locker is fitted in the rear locker.
It seems almost impossible to get the nuts onto the bolts that
would be inserted through the deck on the port aft foot simply
because the propane gas locker structure is in the way. Does
anyone have any advise of acceptable methods of attaching this
foot in this location? Can we drill a larger access hole in the
propane locker structure? Is it better to have longer bolts that
go through the propane locker structure with some for a support
between the deck undersurface and the locker "ceiling" upper
Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
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