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Bilge board pivot repairs

Started by Old Forum, April 08, 2014, 07:14:50 AM

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Julian Swindell
Username: Julian_swindell

Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Monday, September 03, 2007 - 05:16 pm:      
I am planning to do something about my worn bilge board pivots this winter, rather than risk them failing. I would appreciate any advice about what is under the GRP in the cabin. I think Dave Cawston has done this? What I was planning was, for each bilge board, cut a rectangular hatch over the board pivot end, and if necessary, a small circular hatch to gain access to the inboard end of the pivot. Work/chip the pivot bolt out and get the board out. Rebuild the pivot hole in the board, which I know is badly elongated, and then reassemble and seal the whole thing. Fit the circular hatch and screw down a plywood hatch cover over the big hole. Does this sound feasible to anyone who has tried this? There is some excellent advice on replacing pivot bolts available from the Drascombe Association website at Tim Pettigrew's pages.