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Installing an additional rope clucht - how to

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May 21, 2012
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Bavaria 34 Kent Island, Maryland
I have a 2001 Bav 34. As you know, there is no access to below for through bolting additional rope clutches or even a cam cleat. How has anyone else installed these?
 
Oct 25, 2011
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Island Packet IP31 Lake St. Louis, Montreal
If the access issue is due to a fiberglass liner, then it's a fairly easy process.
Home deport sells chromed metal plugs that can be inserted into the appropriately sized holes. Drill a hole, through the liner, big enough for the backing washer and through bolt your clutch to the deck. Insert a plug an you're done. An additional step I did was to paint the plugs (sand the shine off and spray with a rattle can) to match the color of the liner and they are quite inconspicuous.

Cheers

Matt
 
May 21, 2012
10
Bavaria 34 Kent Island, Maryland
thanks for the idea. Pretty good. I had heard Bavaria installed an aluminum subplate under the glass...and that the other clutches were tapped into that plate. But, not having a metal detector, I didnt' know how to confirm that. guess I'll find out when I drill the pilot hole. Thanks again for hte reply.
If the access issue is due to a fiberglass liner, then it's a fairly easy process.
Home deport sells chromed metal plugs that can be inserted into the appropriately sized holes. Drill a hole, through the liner, big enough for the backing washer and through bolt your clutch to the deck. Insert a plug an you're done. An additional step I did was to paint the plugs (sand the shine off and spray with a rattle can) to match the color of the liner and they are quite inconspicuous.

Cheers

Matt
 
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