Removing transom hardware

I'm cleaning up and compounding my 20-year-old Scot. Can I remove the gudgeons and hardware for the safety line without concern. It would be easier to polish with the hardware removed, but if it means re-bedding the screws or something I'll just work around it.



I restored FS381 and removed all the hardware including all the transom hardware. When remounting them I used marine caulking to prevent leakage. Make sure you keep track of which screws go where because some are longer than others to allow for the differen thicknesses in the fiberglass.

BA Smith

Ditto the keeping track of the hardware. When I repainted 2353 I used a series of plastic peanut butter jars to keep the hardware and fasteners grouped appropriately. I knew I saved those darn jars for something.