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Mark Twain Boat Forums => General Mark Twain Discussion => Topic started by: MikeL on November 13, 2017, 09:21:21 PM

Title: Hull construction question
Post by: MikeL on November 13, 2017, 09:21:21 PM
Hi.  I am the proud new owner of of 1978 Mark Twain tri-hull bowrider.  The left front cleat is very loose, and am unable to reach anywhere NEAR the bolts when I remove the seat cushion pads.  If I try to pry the VERTICAL seat back pads off, will I find hull access that will allow me to get an arm up toward the cleat?   Those seat backs are very firmly mounted and I don't know how they are mounted.  I'd hate to ruin some good fasteners by prying them off, if the hull is solid under there.
Title: Re: Hull construction question
Post by: Boscovius on November 14, 2017, 09:30:45 AM
Are you positively certain those cleats are fastened with bolts?  I found mine were fastened with stainless steel wood screws.  Pictures might help.
Title: Re: Hull construction question
Post by: MikeL on November 14, 2017, 09:45:03 AM
I'm not sure actually. All I know right now, is that I can lift the cleat about an inch, effortlessly with my finger.  I assumed loose nuts on bolts.  But I will be able to take some pics Thurs night.  Thanks for the advice.