The Gooseneck Bracket Bolt Access Plug

The Gooseneck Bracket Bolt Access Plug

Postby mercifulreleases » Fri May 05, 2017 6:33 pm

I just wanted to cross reference (for Google as much as anything else) a trick courtesy of Mark Edwards and Paul Dennis: in case you need to access the bolts holding the Gooseneck Bracket in place (which I did, as mine snapped in Buzzards Bay last October), there's a small 1" access plug on the front of the mast. The angles are pretty tight, but using a very small flashlight and long socket wrench, my repair people were able to hold the bolt heads in place for a bracket change. Paul did mention that, should you need to change the bolts, it might be necessary to drop the mast and position it with the access hole facing up.

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Re: The Gooseneck Bracket Bolt Access Plug

Postby ramcnutt » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:02 am

Good to know. Thought the opening might have been for some other hardware in the past. On my boat the cover for the opening is gone. Believe someone had used a hole plug from a breaker box before, but not a good choice due to rust. Any ideas for a ‘plug’. Thanks
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Re: The Gooseneck Bracket Bolt Access Plug

Postby Tricia » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:56 pm

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