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Mclion71 07-30-2003 08:49 AM

Removing Monitor Wind Vane Steering
I''m going to remove the Monitor Windvane Steering that the P.O. installed so that I can us the davits. I''ll have to remove 16 bolts that hold 4 brackets. The hull of my 1976 Pearson P 365 is solid fiberglass; no core. Anyone have a suggestion as to what I should do to the holes which will remain?
Also, is anyone interested in buying the Monitor unit?
Any suggestions, tips, warnings, opinions gratefully accepted.
Jim McCoy

tahitisail 07-30-2003 11:44 AM

Removing Monitor Wind Vane Steering
"V" out the holes using a countersink bit or a larger bit.
Use some "Bondo", if you like use the more expensive MARINE FILLER and search around to get some with a hardener close to the color of your hull. Cut off the excess bondo with a sharp wood chisel and sand it smooth with a fairly fine sandpaper, being careful not to mess up the finish on the surounding area.

tashtego27 08-01-2003 08:56 AM

Removing Monitor Wind Vane Steering
McLion, how much for your monitor wind vane and where is it?

souljourner 08-05-2003 10:09 PM

Removing Monitor Wind Vane Steering
Do you still have the monitor? What kind of condition is it in and how much do you want for it? I own a Dreadnaught 32 and looking for one to cruise with

Mclion71 08-06-2003 11:32 AM

Removing Monitor Wind Vane Steering
The cost of a new Monitor unit (as listed on their website) with the wheel optional equipment and freight is about $3800.00.
I think $2500.00 is a fair price.
I have not used the unit. Janussea was on the hard for almost 2 years when I bought her. The "P.O." had cruised for 2 years prior to that. I guess it''s about 4 to 5 years old. It appears to be in good shape, only needing some polishing and some TLC.
I have the unit in my basement in Chester County, PA near Philadelphia.
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Jim McCoy

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