We need to take the pulpit/ bowsprit off our Nauticat 331. Does anyone know how the stainless steel hex bolts are secured to the hull. They go through the stainless steel flange of the pulpit and into the teak rubbing strake. What secures them to the hull itself? Thank you.
I removed the pulpit on a Nauticat 40. Stainless bolts at the bottom run through the hull to a stainless backing plate. These bolts can be removed quite easily while ensuring that the pulpit is supported. The top of the pulpit attaches to the teak rail by a single SS bolt on each side. The Bobstay has, of course, to be released before the entire unit can be taken off. The lighting cables (Nav lights) run up the rear leg and require to be disconnected. I hope that this may help.
My teak rail has a stainless steel end capping – hence I only needed a dome nut to make this connection. The Bulwark of the yacht is obviously reinforced in the way of the through bolts at the base so it was only necessary to remove the inboard nuts and knock the bolts through.
Ah, different construction. The 331 securing bolts all go through the teak rubbing strip. The trouble is, the inboard side is completely blind and buried in the hull/anchor locker assembly. Suppose we’ll just have to have faith that, if it comes apart, it will go back together again! Fingers crossed. Thanks again, Gordon. Chris