Centerboard Trunk Cap Hardware Fasteners
Flying Scot 3430 here.
I took the good advice last month and did not try hoisting 3430 from my sturdy Oak Trees. Thanks to those that saved me from that disaster!
I have removed all the control hardware and reinstalled again. I notice something odd. My Ronstan console mounted swiveling cleat needs some help. I removed it and refinished the mahogany cap with 7 coats of polyureathane. One of the fastening phillips head driven "bolts" appears to be stripped.
My question is what is this "bolt" fastened to in or below the mahogany cap. Is there a "nut" down there with treads, or similar female fastener part? It doesnt seem like this is just "screwed" into the mahogany. Is it?
If so, do I need to remove the mahogany cap to properly mount the hardware, to gain access to the below cap female fastners?