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KWKloeber

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Re: Stemhead Removal
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2020, 07:12:22 PM »

I canít tell from the pix. If the angle matched, whatís keeping it from fitting more tightly against the bow?

More revealing pix?

Didnít you send the old one to match it (but reinforced)???
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Re: Stemhead Removal
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2020, 03:31:28 AM »

Ken, yes I sent the old one to Garhauer for a template and they have the same angle when I laid them side by side. I brought both stems to the boat yesterday and it appears that the old one has a similar gap. I wonder if it just wasn't stuffed with sealant to fill the gap. I'm going back today and looking at it again and asking my rigger to take a look at it. I'll try to get some better pictures too.
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Re: Stemhead Removal
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2020, 08:40:16 AM »

First picture is the original stem, next 2 are the new replacement.
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Re: Stemhead Removal
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2020, 10:14:30 AM »

I did not install mine myself, as it was part of the purchase agreement.  However, my notes from speaking with both Garhauer and the marina mechanic reflect there will be a difference because there is no load until it is installed.  I did get a call from an upset mechanic telling me the part had too much of a gap, but I did not record the difference.  I then received a call later in the day after the mechanic s/w Garhauer.  The part fit without issue, somehow.  A one inch gap sounds excessive. 
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Re: Stemhead Removal
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2020, 01:12:45 PM »

Tim : From your pictures, my guess is that you need to fill the old mounting holes.  Then re-drill some new bow mounting holes when that stem plate is flush against the hull !! 

A few thoughts
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