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    Posted: 18 Dec 2010 at 5:37pm
Hi All,

How do people mount "Deck Organisers" and Clutches to the coachroof, to run lines to the cockpit Coachroof winches?
  1. Mount on wooden blocks?
  2. Mount direct to coachroof?
  3. How to tidy Saloon ceiling bolts?
Any pictures would be fab!

Thanks 

Greg
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If you have a deck-ring at the base of the mast (metal ring around the mast that turning blocks are attached to) then it is only a side load on the organiser, therefore you can probably get away with machine screws into the deck rather than through-bolts.  I know that some Co32’s have them fitted like this although I have not done it myself, I have the organisers but got around to fitting. 

As for raising them up on wooden blocks, I guess you could but I can’t see any great advantage, if anything it may make them more of a trip hazard?
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Thanks George.

The mast does not have a ring, but does have blocks attached to run lines aft, so same thing.

Any ideas on the Clutches?
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My clutches (Spinlock XTS) are fitted on 1” thick teak pads so that the halyards have a clean run over the hump in the deck, see the bottom pic in another post… 

 

http://www.co32bb.org/repainting-decks-kiwigrip_topic119.html

 

I bolted the clutches through the deck both at the front and back of the clutch, however I believe that some have used bolts at the aft end of the clutch and used large machine screws at the forward end.  Whichever option you go for the bolts will need penny washers under the deck.  I approached the job by drilling the bolt holes through from the outside (going through both the deck and the headliner), then from the inside I used these holes to centre the hole-cutter enabling larger holes to be cut into the headliner such that the penny washers to sit flush against the underside of the deck).

 

To cover the headliner holes you can buy white blanking plugs from Jeremy Rogers or make up a suitable cover – another one of the jobs I need to get around to doing!

 

I hope the above helps, it’s a relatively easy job and Sikaflex does a good job of keeping the leaks at bay.

 

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Thanks George, pictures are great.
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