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Chris.yalonis
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Removing stanchion.

Trying to remove port side stanchion on Catalina 36, Hull 377. Can’t access underside nuts because of cabinets in salon. Suggestions? Thx.

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IslandTime
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You get to test your carpentry skills!  I don't believe there is another way in there except to remove some of the cabinetry. 

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Jeff D
Island Time
'84 MK-I SR/FK #273
Kemah, TX
mbateman
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I cut a round hole in the top of the cabinet, and added an access port. 
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MS8E252/
 

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Matt Bateman
S/V "del Sol"
Harbor Island West Marina, San Diego, CA
Catalina 36', Hull #: 764, Year: 1987
Engine: M-25XP, Standard Rig
 
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Catboat Willy
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Jeff;
A hole saw may be your only answer.
Bill

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Bill Dolan 1990 Catalina C-36 MKI - Hull #1041  'Williwaw'
Std. Rig, Walk Through, Wing Keel
M35, Oberdorfer Conversion,
Home Waters; Port Charlotte, FL
'You are never out of work if you own a boat'

 
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LeslieTroyer
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It's always a chalange.  I had to move the compressor and cut access hole to remove and replace the port aft gate stanchion.   It also helps to be skinned and double jointed    

 

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Les & Trish Troyer
Mahalo 
Everett, WA
1983 C-36 Hull #0094
C-36 MK 1 Technical Editor. 

Commodore

 

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