When I re-did the bolts in our table-mounting some years ago I seem to remember that I simply flipped over the rectangular aluminium plate end-for-end. That gave me fresh aluminium under the existing holes in the pedestal and floor. All I had to do was drill and tap four new holes in the aluminium plate.
I also replaced the slot-headed machine screws holding down the table with hex-head ones so that I could more easily torque them down with a wrench. Be careful not to strip the aluminium threads again though!
Gin Rummy, CN35-202
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 09:34:06 +0000
Subject: [campernicholson] Re: Saloon table ideas
To save repositioning the table pedestal bolt holes [if the threads in the aluminium plate are stripped], investigate Helicoil thread inserts which should be readily available. Google threw up suppliers when I looked.
35/209 Blue Days
--- In email@example.com, "William E. Roesner" <blueprintbill@...> wrote:
> Typically the table base is bolted into a large ( maybe 2' square) ,
> thick (1/2-3/4" ) aluminum plate which is itself screwed down to
> stringers etc. You could verify this if you could take up the cabin
> sole. If so on your boat simply drill new holes a little bit away
> from the original, tap ( rethread ) the aluminum plate to match the
> bolts and reattach the the table base. Find the appropriate size teak
> bungs ( plugs ) fill in any exposed holes, finish same and you should
> be home free.
> 'Blueprint' CN31-113
> On Aug 28, 2010, at 6:52 PM, J-G Nadeau wrote:
> > Can you describe what you have now, the damaged one? A photo would
> > be excellent. Wonder if it is similar to the one in our Nic 42.
> > J-G
> > Gosling CN42-06
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Richard
> > Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2010 3:25 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: [campernicholson] Saloon table ideas
> > When King Malu (CN39, 004) was coming up the Suez Canal, the rather
> > overweight pilot fell against the table pulling out the bolts into
> > the floor. When we took over the yacht we tried all ways to make it
> > firm and failed. We eventually removed the table completly.
> > We are now considering (and open to suggestions) as to what to do.
> > One idea we have, coming from a neigbhouring motor yacht, is to add
> > an extra pole in the middle of the saloon and have a round table
> > that goes up the the ceiling (out of the way), to table hieght (for
> > eating at) and to coffee table height (for drinks).
> > OK, so what other ideas and options are there?
> > Kind regards
> > Richard