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James Chew View Drop Down
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    Posted: 01 Jun 2012 at 11:29pm
Hi, I've just bougth a '73 contessa with what I assume is the original saloon table fitted. Can anyone tell me how it is supposed to slide down to make a double bunk? Mine won't budge and I can't see anything holding it place so I guess it's corroded. Has anyone else had this problem?
 
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We had the same problem when we bought Blue Jalma. I ended up unbolting the whole assembly from the cabin sole and took it home. Lots of penetrating oil, plenty of heat, a drift made from a piece of solid 1 1/2" bar and then a determined attack with a sledge hammer finally did the trick! Ours was seized in the down position which probably made it worse. After a rub down and a repaint it works and looks fine.
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I`ve replaced the aluminium tube with a larger one. Because we broke one platic clamp.
To make a double bunk we have to remove the tube.
So, maybe your tube is longer (slight possibility) If anyone has a replacement clamp... I`l be very greatfull!
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Something to think about when you work on an original table configuration. On my boat I removed the table unscrewing the four nuts which held the table fitting in place. After I varnished the floor I repositioned the table fitting to the floor sea water started dripping into the boat. t appeared that the two outer bolts are drilled through the hull. the two boltheads are glued in with polyester( which glues not very well with metal). In my case the head of the bolt pushed the filler out which made it water tight. I had to take the boat out of the water to fix this issue.
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