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Stern cleat loose

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Evening-Star
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Stern cleat loose

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I have a 2003 28TE. The stbd stern cleat is loose, very loose! Can I get some help on how to get to the underside of the cleat? I’m willing to cut a hole in the fish well but I’m not sure this will work.

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Re: Stern cleat loose

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Have you tried removing the rod holder box? I'm 85% certain it will get you there, and it's a lot easier than cutting fiberglass. The fuel fill hose and vent hose will probably be in the way.
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Re: Stern cleat loose

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Nancy wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 10:30 pm Have you tried removing the rod holder box? I'm 85% certain it will get you there, and it's a lot easier than cutting fiberglass. The fuel fill hose and vent hose will probably be in the way.
Concur - the rod holder panel comes out by taking screws out around it's perimeter. Then easy to get to the cleat. I needed to get in there for sanitary hose replacement to the pump-out fitting.
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Re: Stern cleat loose

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On my boat there isn’t any extra room to get around the fill hose and the two vent lines make matters worse. I replaced the fill hose a couple of years ago did a lot of swearing to get the job done!
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Re: Stern cleat loose

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Can the hoses be disconnected? I'm sure no approach will be fun or easy.
Nancy
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Yanmar 6LYA-STP 370
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1995 Albin 28TE, Cummins 6BTA5.9 250, 2012-2022
1978 Trojan F32, 1998-2012
1983 Grady White 241 Weekender, 1988-1997
1980 Wellcraft 192 Classic, 1983-1987
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Re: Stern cleat loose

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My first plan is to approach from the rod holder panel. If I can get the fill hose off, perhaps by taking off the fill fitting from the deck to release the hose. If that looks overwhelming, I’m going to cut a window in the fish well. I’ll cover it up with the cutout or make a new piece in fiberglass. Thanks for your help. It is much appreciated!
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Re: Stern cleat loose

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"Concur - the rod holder panel comes out by taking screws out around it's perimeter. Then easy to get to the cleat. I needed to get in there for sanitary hose replacement to the pump-out fitting."

This is exactly how we addressed replacing the fuel lines.

Anthony Warren
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