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Real happy for you guys. It must be a thrill to get serious about it and be living the process of fitting Heron out. I look forward to the same in the coming years. But I think we'll be building our home in the Exumas so that we have a destination to sail to. Then we can find a nicer boat to take us there!
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And thanks! It's very exciting to have this all going on... it's actually amazing to be doing it after so long "dreaming" about the day we could begin. Every day is filled with "boat" stuff, and our lives are completely consumed by everything we have to get done. It's awesome, and I think when we finally move aboard I will miss this time. It's so fun!

Kudos on your plans, sounds awesome! There is no finer lifestyle than the sailing one, whatever path you make within it, imo..
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you and about eight others are reading it at this point.. I like to think of it as waaayy underground..

And thanks! It's very exciting to have this all going on... it's actually amazing to be doing it after so long "dreaming" about the day we could begin. Every day is filled with "boat" stuff, and our lives are completely consumed by everything we have to get done. It's awesome, and I think when we finally move aboard I will miss this time. It's so fun!

Kudos on your plans, sounds awesome! There is no finer lifestyle than the sailing one, whatever path you make within it, imo..
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Chris, this may be a silly idea but why not contact Taco (the maker?) and ask them about installation questions? I would expect the simplest way to bend the rail to fit would be to start by securing it at one end, and then use a comealong or tie straps to "pull" it to the other side of the boat, until it was snug up against the side you were installing it on. Gentle pressure, hole by hole to make sure the cure matches up.

If you are going to cut off the old bolts--have someone below to catch them as you pop them out, otherwise you know they'll just find new places to hide in, and rattle around in the bilge.

You might also want to ask Taco for some precise measurements, and then make up a two foot long dummy section (maybe they can send you a scrap) out of cardboard, so you can actually see if there will be fitting problems, how the holes will line up, whether there will be clearance issues, etc. Numbers are all well and good, but fitting a dummy "hands on" still has a role.
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I know I late to the party but may I offer a few sugestions?

First try to remove the bolts by using a six point socket with the starting taper ground off so that it gets a better bite on the nut and and if you use a wrench remove the starting taper on it as well.
The impact driver is a great idea.

If you have to cut off the bolts use an angle grinder with a cut off disc and cut about half way down the wood and through the bolt at 90 degrees, use the wood to keep from damaging the boat.
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Just an update, the toe rail removal is going to be easy (I think anyway). Compared to some of the other stuff I'm getting into, I look forward to when that project begins.

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If you have to cut off the bolts use an angle grinder with a cut off disc and cut about half way down the wood and through the bolt at 90 degrees, use the wood to keep from damaging the boat.
This is what I was thinking! Honestly, I think the rail will pretty much pull right off with barely any effort, but I'll cut the bolts off midway through the rail in all likelihood.
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Re: Toe rail: Replace existing mahogany, or go with aluminum?

It's been a couple of years, I'd love to see how the rest of the project went.
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