Middle Island, NY
Boat Name: Glory Days
Model/Year: Catalina 22 1989
Hailing Port: Patchogue, LI
11/05/2008 12:37 PM Pacific Time
I have just completed re-bedding my life line stanchion posts. Has anyone come up with an easier way to get the nuts back on the bolts that are behind the teak moulding? (those closest to the rubrail/gunale)
|R. C. Luiken
Boat Name: Ricochet
Model/Year: C-22 Swing Keel/1986
Hull No. 13560
Hailing Port: Milford, DE/St. Michaels, MD
11/06/2008 4:59 AM Pacific Time
You might try a ratchet box end wrench with a small dab of silicon to hold the nut in place as you tighten the bolts. That's what NASCAR does to get lug nuts tightened so fast. Also you might try just a small amount of alcohol applied to the silicone to slow down its cure.
Boat Name: address unknown
Model/Year: 87 c22
Hailing Port: Lake Shelbyville
11/06/2008 8:21 AM Pacific Time
You may have to remove a bit of the fiberglas behind the teak rail to gain the room you need.
Pisgah Forest, NC
Boat Name: For Spacious Seas
Model/Year: Wing - 1989
Hull No. 14907
Hailing Port: Lake Keowee-Seneca, SC
11/09/2008 4:06 PM Pacific Time
I used a 1/4" socket but even that was too large for a few of the nuts. I glued the nut to a 1/4" extension and held it up against the deck while my wife turned the screw. Once the nut was started on the thread, I removed the extension and just tightened the screw. The nut wedged itself in place and i slipped a straight edge screwdriver between the flat of the nut and the moulding to finish tightening it. Also, make sure you don't tighten too much or you'll squish out the bedding compound. Leave about an 1/8th of an inch of the bedding compound between the deck and stanchion and give it time to set up (I wait a day) and then finish tightening.
Nevada City, CA
Boat Name: SAILYNN
Model/Year: SWING 1984
Hull No. 11994
Hailing Port: SCOTTS FLAT LAKE, CA
11/12/2008 2:41 PM Pacific Time
I have a 1973 C22 and had the same problem. Solved it by removing some of the fiberglass. The teak piece covers this where the fiberglass was removed.