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Posted by member Michael on Saturday 31 October 2020

Yes, the leg sockets are available on Ebay but a word of warning, they come in two different sizes that are hard to tell apart visually. The tapers etc are very slightly different.

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Michael

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Posted by member Simon Papendick on Saturday 31 October 2020

Hi Michael,
That is quiet normal if the leg was not greased with a light coat of light grease to stop it from jamming in the base. I think you can get the bases if you google or ebay it.

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Simon Papendick

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Posted by member Michael on Saturday 31 October 2020

Hi Simon,

Thanks for your swift and comprehensive reply, I've found the aft inspection hatch and will pump both voids out as best possible. I suppose some water is inevitable after 30 plus years. Interesting to see that the base of the aluminium table leg socket in the cabin had rotted away with the leg stuck in it!

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Michael

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Posted by member Simon Papendick on Saturday 31 October 2020

Hi Michael,

The answer to your question, is that the parts are separate as when the cockpit floor is glassed into position the upstand is already glassed into position. then the cockpit floor and the cabin floor are glassed in afterwards. The water under the cabin floor is very likely fresh water condensation that as buildup over a number of years. Any water under the cockpit floor is very possibly the same as the cockpit well drains in the well below the outboard well did not always stayed sealed over the years and would let water get into the void space under the cockpit floor. To get to the void space under the cockpit floor. There was a 6" inspection hatch fitted to the aft end of the cockpit floor so that any water that has got down into the void space can be pumped out .I hope this as answered your question.

Regards
Simon Papendick
-Star Marine Services
Mobile Number 07534045729
Former Hardy Marine Employee 1983 to 1990

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Posted by member Michael on Saturday 31 October 2020

I wonder if anyone knows if the void beneath the cockpit is joined by a 'limber hole' or similar to the void beneath the cabin floor?

The boat is an '86 Family Pilot that has been neglected for some years.

Obviously I can test by filling one of them up with water but this sounds counter intuitive and there would be a fair bit of pumping required to get it out again.

Yes, there is a little water under the cabin floor but until I am brave enough to taste it there is little point in wondering where it came from!

I've looked around the website and although these voids get a mention quite often there doesn't seem to be a definitive answer.

Thanks

Michael

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