Cant view bow rail bolts , how too tighten ?

alan ber

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Cant see, view or touch bow rail bolts ,
Need too tighten ,
Boat is a walk around , cuddy cabin 1984 vintage
During the boat building process , is top layer connected too lower portion of boat held in palce under rub rail ?
I cant see any other way too get too bolts, Dont want too cut any wholes
CURIOUS
 

Scott Danforth

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yes, the cap is attached to the hull at the rub rail. the rub rail hides the screws.

post a pic. many bow rails are bolted thru the cap top and there should be nuts inside the cuddy or anchor locker

also, many caps in the 80's used balsa as a core. you could have rot
 

GA_Boater

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cuddy cabin 1984 vintage

Well it's too new to be The Ark. What boat is it? Scott's right about most boats, but some are different.
 

Grub54891

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Usually involves disassembly of parts of the interior. If they are loose, they are best removed, cleaned up and inspect the deck for rot, if no rot, re-bed with 4200.
 

chevymaher

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LOL I cut the right wrench in half. Attached it to a peice of aluminum stock. Reached in from the bow seat storage. Got to get creative.
 
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