to cut or not to cut. that is the question. - Page 4 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 12-27-2013
captain jack's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: frederick, md
Posts: 1,241
Thanks: 80
Thanked 41 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 2
captain jack is on a distinguished road
Re: to cut or not to cut. that is the question.

Quote:
Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
3 pages of discussion for a cleat and 2 bolts?? I could've built a boat by now! LOL
wow. you are good. i am outclassed.

there are a lot of people with good ideas. nothing wrong with that. hopefully, some other guy, with the same problem, will find this thread in the future.
__________________
The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can't do.---Captain Jack Sparrow


1971 Cal 27

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #32  
Old 12-27-2013
captain jack's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: frederick, md
Posts: 1,241
Thanks: 80
Thanked 41 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 2
captain jack is on a distinguished road
Re: to cut or not to cut. that is the question.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seaduction View Post
Put a new cleat somewhere that you can accomplish the task. Then remove the old one and plug the holes. Looks kinda tight where its at now anyway. Otherwise, a new coaming storage box would be a neat addition.
the cleat isn't the only issue or that might be a thought. i still need to replace that screw in the rail base, though.
__________________
The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can't do.---Captain Jack Sparrow


1971 Cal 27

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #33  
Old 12-27-2013
CalebD's Avatar
Tartan 27' owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,548
Thanks: 4
Thanked 87 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 7
CalebD will become famous soon enough
Re: to cut or not to cut. that is the question.

Is your boat a Catalina 27' by any chance?
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #34  
Old 12-27-2013
captain jack's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: frederick, md
Posts: 1,241
Thanks: 80
Thanked 41 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 2
captain jack is on a distinguished road
Re: to cut or not to cut. that is the question.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CalebD View Post
Is your boat a Catalina 27' by any chance?
no. 1971 cal27
__________________
The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can't do.---Captain Jack Sparrow


1971 Cal 27

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #35  
Old 12-27-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,322
Thanks: 6
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Seaduction is on a distinguished road
Re: to cut or not to cut. that is the question.

Quote:
Originally Posted by captain jack View Post
ok. nutserts. we used to use those at an assembly plant used to weld at. i hadn't even thought of them in years. that' a good option.

the sawzall method was what i was leaning towards, myself. sikplest way to do the job.
Rivet nuts won't provide the safety and strength of a backing plate.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #36  
Old 12-27-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posts: 1,033
Thanks: 15
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 9
ccriders is on a distinguished road
Re: to cut or not to cut. that is the question.

Is that a fuel tank vent on the sloping side aft of the stantion? If so, can you remove it and get a wrench onto the nut in question?
John
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #37  
Old 12-28-2013
captain jack's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: frederick, md
Posts: 1,241
Thanks: 80
Thanked 41 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 2
captain jack is on a distinguished road
Re: to cut or not to cut. that is the question.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seaduction View Post
Rivet nuts won't provide the safety and strength of a backing plate.
probably true. they do rely on the stength of the material they are installed in.
__________________
The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can't do.---Captain Jack Sparrow


1971 Cal 27

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #38  
Old 12-28-2013
captain jack's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: frederick, md
Posts: 1,241
Thanks: 80
Thanked 41 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 2
captain jack is on a distinguished road
Re: to cut or not to cut. that is the question.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ccriders View Post
Is that a fuel tank vent on the sloping side aft of the stantion? If so, can you remove it and get a wrench onto the nut in question?
John
i pulled that off, already, to check. it is a vent of some sort but it's only 1/4" in diameter.
__________________
The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can't do.---Captain Jack Sparrow


1971 Cal 27

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #39  
Old 12-28-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 138
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 6
VallelyJ is on a distinguished road
Re: to cut or not to cut. that is the question.

I confess to not having read every post, so pardon the possible redundancy.
A Beckson-style deck plate would be the cat's a** here.
I've seen them in catalogs with a cloth bag that sets into the hole.
I'd think that you could also glass in a bottom and aft end and create a small storage locker that way. Needn't be neat or finished-looking. Nobody will poke their head in.
The peace of mind you'd get knowing that your cleats are properly fastened and backed will probably be worth the effort even if you don't make a storage space. It's crazy not to have access to fastenners. And using McGyver tricks as others have suggested would work but it's often hard to know for sure how well you've secured the fastenner.
I've installed a number of those deck plates and it's easy. Just bed them with something that won't harm the plastic.
JV
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #40  
Old 12-28-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,322
Thanks: 6
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Seaduction is on a distinguished road
Re: to cut or not to cut. that is the question.

Quote:
Originally Posted by captain jack View Post
the cleat isn't the only issue or that might be a thought. i still need to replace that screw in the rail base, though.
Apologies. I missed the screw needed for the stern rail (pushpit). Hope you figure it out.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Virginia Cut slaneynirit@yahoo.com There's This Place... 13 10-25-2011 09:51 AM
Chimney Cut-out? QuickMick Gear & Maintenance 1 08-24-2010 06:20 PM
Cross Cut vs. Radial Cut Mainsail sailing320 Gear & Maintenance 5 07-27-2009 10:47 PM
To cut or not to cut, that is the question Omatako Seamanship & Navigation 44 03-28-2009 05:54 PM
Help- Cut/Reduced Mast Size Effect Question dougship Gear & Maintenance 2 08-15-2006 10:32 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:02 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.