Spent most of the weekend re-assembling, cleaning, and looking for all those bits and pieces that we packed away last winter. On, and helping a newby rig a 1977 H16. Sunday, after lunch, I got round to 'the list', which included replacing the Shroud Anchor pins. Looks like they were at least 10 years old.
Port side came off with a bit of a battle, and on inspection, it was good that I had made the decision to replace - it was mildly bent. Who needs a fracture in the middle of a good sail.
Starboard side proved to be difficult, then it 'froze', and I could not undo it any further. My thinking is that this anchor, too, is bent, which is why I cannot unbolt it.
My only option now is to use a Dremel tool to cut off the head?
Any other suggestions please.... I'd like to go racing on Weds....
1989 Hobie SX18 Sail # 1947
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