Tagged: World Bow Plate
- 02/07/2021 at 10:56 pm #34336
I recently purchased a Wayfarer World which needs a bit of work.
The bow plate was damaged so I thought I’d start with that and work my way back from there.
So I purchased a new Wayfarer bow plate Allen Part A4001W from Hartley Boats to replace it.
It has the same part number as my old plate, but the centre piece with the three holes is welded further aft than the old plate.
This means that my old bolt hole don’t match the new plate. I can’t drill new ones as they are very close and I’m worried about weakening the structure.
Has anyone come across this issue and resolved it?02/07/2021 at 11:15 pm #34343Dave BarkerKeymaster
Have you spoken to Hartley’s about this? Or perhaps Ian Porter?
(P.S. – I hope you don’t mind my uploading an edited version of your photo…)03/07/2021 at 12:08 am #34344
Thanks for the reply Dave (and the clearer pic!),
Yes, Hartleys are contacting Allen Brothers about the issue for me.
I figured I’d ask here in case anyone had come across this before.03/07/2021 at 11:46 am #34348Bob HarlandParticipant
I fitted out our Wayfarer World, I beefed up on the backing washers on the bolts and was able to put a broader plate in that went over both bolts and had much wider support.
Perhaps similar is possible on your boat? If so I would say it’s ok to fill the old holes – clean them out thoroughly, then fill with epoxy. Drill out new holes.
Bob03/07/2021 at 2:03 pm #34350
03/07/2021 at 7:11 pm #34351Bob HarlandParticipant
- Thanks Bob. I was thinking of using the old plate as a reinforcement as you described. Can you tell me how the front is connected. Mine has some kind of tube which protrudes a little for the plate to sit on. It looks like a bolt or something has sheared inside.
Sorry Peter, I don’t think I can help on that point – it’s a quite few years ago, as I recall it was all GRP that I had to drill through.04/07/2021 at 9:25 pm #34356
I got a better look at the part numbers:-
New: A4001 W
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