Originally Posted by jimmd
mounting a winch - not a wench
thinking of running lines to the cockpit on an old (1975) grampian 23. this would entail mounting a winch,organizer and clutches on the cabin roof. how should these be attached. is a proper backing plate sufficient? this is not a big boat or a big sail but i know that loads are always more than you really think they are.
i would really hate to tear the roof off!!!!
Tearing the cabin top off would certainly ruin your day.
A proper backing plate should be fine. If you have a headliner, you obviously want to remove it so that you are bolting through the deck only. If you can't remove it, you can cut holes through it and then make some nice wood cover plates to cover the holes.