Originally Posted by Strait Shooter
I didn't read it as starboard being used as a backing plate. I thought the windlass was sitting on the starboard, and the starboard was sitting on the deck
. In that case his usage of starboard is correct, no?
And yes, butyl rubber can be reused, depending on condition.[/QUOTE]
That is correct. The backing plate is a SS plate where the two aft bolts come through into the cabin
and a very large SS washer where the fore bolt comes into the anchor locker
And yes, butyl rubber can be reused, depending on condition.
I saved about half of it. It took HOURS to pry the plate off and I am missing a dime sized piece of skin from working with the butyl so long! I honestly sat down to it last night thinking I would just take it off, add some more butyl and reinstall. BWWAAAAHAAAAA. The butyl even ripped up whatever this blue green crap is that the previous owner used to make some repairs
around the holes for a previous windlass, so now I have to epoxy