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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 01/22/08 - 6:15pm
Author: Mark (Aeolus)
Subject: Companionway Hatch
In reply to: Randall, M31, Murre 's message, "Aft Cabin Bulkhead Replacement" on - Monday - 01/21/08 - 9:56pm

Randall, I find starting the "demo" always the hardest part. Judging by your past projects I'm sure you'll do fine, as well as give great step-by-step direction for other Mariners in the futre.
After looking at my companionway I'm afraid I've given you some bad info. I don't see how the "blind" screws at the top of the companionway could be under the 1/2" brass sliders. I see some Teak stop water blocks on the outside of each side, but for the life of me I can't remember how the screws are installed.

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[> [> Agreed. -- Randall, - Tuesday - 01/22/08 - 8:34pm

Brett probably knows as he's been at this more recently. Brett?

Ya, I lifted the brass slider, but didn't see any plugs under there. The only two fasteners I see are at the top of the exterior vertical hatch frames. I pulled those and then gave the vertical frames a good sideways thwack with the hammer. They did not return the favor. It was the end of the day when I got to this; I was going too fast and in danger of doing damage, so have saved for next visit, but my current guess is that I need to pull the grab handles from the INSIDE of the vertical frame as their fasteners probably pass through the frame and into the bulkhead. Beyond that Iím currently at a loss.

No worries re the "bad" advise. One gets great pleasure from receiving any advice at all! And thanks for posting AEOLUS' rebuild photos--I've visited many times looking for clues.

Yes, isnít starting out the worst? The cockpit sides kind of fell apart in my hands and all in one afternoon. This demolition is going to take a little more finesse.


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