Originally Posted by tommays
I looked it up and it is a TILLER BOAT SO heat is pretty much a NO NO due to the bolts contact with so much fiberglass
It could be worse and inside and require standing on your head to reach if you had a wheel
I'm not so sure there isn't a wheel involved with this set up.
Looks to me like the tiller stub is what attaches to cables which probably run to a binnacle and a wheel. Seems a bit unusual that no quadrant is used.
It is a 36' C&C after all; certainly big enough for wheel steering.
Still, I agree with you Tom, that heating these bolts, which are so close to the FRP deck should be done carefully, if at all.