Originally Posted by Matt sachs
Good or bad, this is what I did. I took a short lenght of pipe (cut to the length = to the thickness of insulation you are going to install) and welded a washer on the end of it. Then I removed the nut from the bolt and placed the washed over the bolt. Use a socket to reach up into the pipe and relpaced the nut. Next I sprayed polyiso foam around the pipe. This provides good insulation and I still can get to my nuts.....
Oh! I had to read that a couple of times, but I can see it now, that's a good idea. Another idea I'm trying to figure out is how to not only have easy access to the grab bar nuts but maybe I can put up a grab bar inside the cabin
. But its so far away from the original design, I don't know if I should do it. I've seen it done in newer sailboats.