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cashton

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Catalina34 MkII Port Side Gate Stanchion Replacement
« on: March 10, 2020, 06:27:29 AM »

Can anyone provide guidance on how to replace the gate stanchion on a 34 MkII. I removed the bathroom cabinet hoping to gain access to the back side of the stanchion, but there is fiberglass structure preventing access to what I would think would be nuts attached to the stanchion base mounting screws. Is it safe to cut the fiberglass structure there without damaging wires, etc? I could not find any guidance in past tech notes. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Catalina34 MkII Port Side Gate Stanchion Replacement
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2020, 08:12:27 AM »

I removed and bedded all the stanchions on Shamrock without having to cut any fiberglass.  That was a while ago, don't remember that stanchion being a problem.  I suggest you feel directly under the stanchion base.  If there are no nuts there may be a plate in the fiberglass that the screws were threaded into.  (I seem to remember something like that)  If that's the case just unscrew them. 
If you are doing the rebed job, consider calling garhauer a call and get backing plates.  A big. improvement over fender washers.
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Re: Catalina34 MkII Port Side Gate Stanchion Replacement
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2020, 10:22:28 AM »

Backing plates are also available from Catalina Direct. Donít know how the prices compare.
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Re: Catalina34 MkII Port Side Gate Stanchion Replacement
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 11:49:58 AM »

Open up the little door that holds the toilet tissue, then look up.  That might be the access.
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