3273Re: Top handrails
- Apr 5 9:46 AM--Jim, I rebolted our handrails on Lea-Rig. We had the same problem
in the head. The only choice was to drill out a bigger hole with a
hole saw. Then we could see the nuts and bolts. One of the two had the
core removed. But I always oversize the bolt holes anyway, fill with
epoxy and redrill to the actual bolt size. For the final finish in the
head, I covered the hole saw opening with a "polished" plate of
stainless, about 4" square using screws into the fiberglass liner.
CN 35, #189
- In email@example.com, "teipenj" <jteipen@...> wrote:
> We are in the middle of an extensive project to replace the vinyl
> headliner and to refinish the cabin side walls on Alegria.
> I was wondering if anyone has experience with removing the cabin top
> exterior handrails? Removal of the old headliner made access to most
> of the handrail though bolt nuts readily accessible. However, the most
> forward attachment is over the hard ceiling of the head. I would have
> thought that, since lower access is restricted, the yard would have
> used a wood screw there. I popped the teak plug out and was able to
> turn the fastener but couldn't get it to back out. I'm guessing it's
> through bolted as well. Has anyone figured out how to get access to
> the nut on the most forward part of the handrail?
> C/N 35 #68
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