I do remember you now. How have you been? Hope you are well. Thanks for the advice. I am in the process of borrowing a friends trailer to pull my boat out and get some long needed work done. I think that I will sister in at least four studs and try to salvage the rest in place. For some reason I thought there was a way to do it with a siesmic epoxy instead of tapping. Maybe it was something else.
talk to you soon.
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> Some of the possible repairs depend on your tools and skills. For example,
> it might be possible to weld a nut to what is left of a stud and use that to
> extract the old stud. It is possible to drill out a stud but in this case,
> with dissimilar metals, (cast iron and steel), one usually plans to use a
> larger stud rather than try to preserve the original threads. Some Columbia
> models have "J" bolts set into the mold when the ballast was cast rather than
> threaded studs. Those cannot be extracted, but I think your model has studs.
> Sometimes it is just a lot of patience and time. I remember one member who
> took the time to use a Dremel tool to grind new flats on some rusted nuts so
> he could use the next size down wrench. Doug Ward is still around and does
> check in from time to time.
> Bruce K
> Challenger # 74, "Ouroboros"
> Los Lunas, NM >
> > Thanks for the reply Bruce.
> > I have both issues you described. A few have just bad nuts, and a few are
> > bad studs with nearly no nut or stud left. A few years ago there was
> > discussion here on this very subject. I looked up back history on this site and
> > was unable to find it. Couldn't even find pics of my boat as well. Is doug
> > Ward still active here? Maybe between the two of you I will find what I'm
> > looking for. I recognize your name from "back in the day" before there was a
> > political fire storm and I quit posting for a few years.Hopefully all that
> > has subsided and the sit is back to what Dr. Dave meant it to be. I look
> > forward to chatting it up with sailors and not armchair polititions.
> > Cheers.
> > Dave T
> > License Ta Chill
> > C 26 MK II
> > Morro Bay, Ca.