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    45XX stanchon bases thru bolted or just screwed in?-gctid360939

    Before I proceed with anything, anyone know whether the stanchon bases for the foredeck bowrail on the 45XX are typically just screwed in or are they thru bolted? Hopefully just screwed in b/c there sure is no access to the underside if thru-bolted.
    ~~1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse & 17' Boston Whaler Dauntless~~

    #2
    Can't say for certain, but my 38's stanchions are all through-bolted and a bear to get at. After you've gained access to the underside, you have to maneuver around the wire bundles and monkey fur.

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      #3
      They are thru-bolted.

      We went thru all of ours and put backing plates on.....yes you have rip the boat apart....The "wife"has small hands,could not have completed this job without her!!!
      Brad & Sharon
      Lady Jake
      1985 4550 EH 700TI /Twin Disc 502
      LaConner,Wa. (summer)
      2003 Scout CC 24' W/225 Yamaha
      kailua Kona,Hi (Winter)

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        #4
        They are NOT thru bolted on our 1991 as they are screwed into the wood bow teak. I have unscrewed several of mine. .

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          #5
          Ours are only screwed. We have the Teak cap rail with the stanchon bases on top. B)
          Ian & Emma
          MV "LaPaloma"
          1990 4588
          Bay of Islands
          New Zealand

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            #6
            I only had ours to go by,And All Are Thru Bolted,and yes I have the teak cap rail as well,guess they put more effort into them on the east coast??
            Brad & Sharon
            Lady Jake
            1985 4550 EH 700TI /Twin Disc 502
            LaConner,Wa. (summer)
            2003 Scout CC 24' W/225 Yamaha
            kailua Kona,Hi (Winter)

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              #7
              "brad4550" post=689914 wrote:
              I only had ours to go by,And All Are Thru Bolted,and yes I have the teak cap rail as well,guess they put more effort into them on the east coast??
              Brad I was not suggesting yours were not. just making a point on my 1991 4588 they are just screwed. into the cap rail. The slightly older 4550's may be different.

              Only one way to find out...

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                #8
                This is interesting. I always thought based on other comments that they were through bolted. If they are not it would make stripping and varnishing my wood that much easier. Another issue I would like to correct, the stanchions allow water to get inside where the cable passes through. This water has no place to go and builds up inside. I once leaned on one of the stanchions and saw a pretty good flow of water expelled from under the base. Was thinking of letting the teak cap rail to allow for the water to flow out on its own.
                Patrick and Patti
                4588 Pilothouse 1991
                12ft Endeavor RIB 2013
                M/V "Paloma"
                MMSI # 338142921

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                  #9
                  My 90 is thru-bolted. I wanted to take off my stanchions when I varnished my teak caps, but it would have been way too much trouble to take them off.

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                    #10
                    On the water collection, we had that issue and drilled small weap holes to allow the water a way out.

                    Our are mainly through bolted
                    Mark
                    USCG OUPV
                    1990 4588
                    Carlsbad, CA

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                      #11
                      It is my understanding that they were through bolted. I would not expect them to have the strength they do if they were only held in place with screws.

                      As for the weep holes, Did you drill those into the base of the stanchions or below the stanchion plate into the wood?
                      Patrick and Patti
                      4588 Pilothouse 1991
                      12ft Endeavor RIB 2013
                      M/V "Paloma"
                      MMSI # 338142921

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                        #12
                        Did 1/16" hole I beleive, right above the weld on aft facing side of each stanchions.
                        Mark
                        USCG OUPV
                        1990 4588
                        Carlsbad, CA

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                          #13
                          Thanks, great idea.
                          Patrick and Patti
                          4588 Pilothouse 1991
                          12ft Endeavor RIB 2013
                          M/V "Paloma"
                          MMSI # 338142921

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                            #14
                            How did you gain access to the underside? I have a 1992 4588.

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                              #15
                              My '90 is thru-bolted on the ones I tried, but I heard some may not be. The bow pulpit has both. Similar to the rub rail. B) B)

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