- 06/04/2019 at 12:02 am #28993PorttackflyerParticipant
Can anyone advise suitable replacement fasteners for the front hatch on my Plus S?
The current ones are called T-bar hatch fasteners (I think).
They are stuck solid, the butterfly nuts won’t budge and one snapped today when I was trying to free it.
I think I need to replace them all but can’t seem to find anyone that sells them.
Can anyone suggest where I can buy them, or alternatively a different type of fastener that will work?
Many thanks in advance for any advice.07/04/2019 at 8:56 pm #29009john1162Participant
Brass ones are available. https://shop.classic-boat-supplies.com.au/boat-hardware/latches-catches/brass-hold-down-bolt/
They are perhaps the wrong size though. I would remove the fitting and soak it in diesel over night and it may then free off. You could replace the threaded part with a stainless bolt that is drilled to suit the long pin that holds it in place. The fitting would have to be removed and a bit of precision drilling undertaken.08/04/2019 at 11:46 pm #29015PorttackflyerParticipant
Thanks John. I have contacted Ian Porter and he can supply them.
They are nearly £1o each though, so I will try soaking the current ones in diesel to see if that frees them up. Fingers crossed.
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