Is anyone out there familiar with how the cabin-top pad eyes are installed? I am thinking of installing short pieces of T-track, forward of the dorade box mounting, for an new staysail, but it would be best to run it as far aft as possible, which would mean that I should remove the forward padeyes.
When I looked inside the cabin, most of the cabin-top hardware is mounted through the fiberglass headliner (e.g, the handrails and the staysail winches), but there is no visible hardware inside the cabin for the four padeyes. The headliner looks VERY difficult to remove, and I do not want to try to remove any of the padeye bolts before knowing what they thread into.
I was thinking that the four padeyes might have been used for lifting the deck assembly into place on the hull, then repurposed as a mounting provision for the staysail lead blocks. They look hefty enough for that purpose, so I looked for that video of the assembly of the FC22 (used to be at this URL: [video.google.com
]). Unfortunately, this video is no longer available. Does anyone know anything about how these padeyes are mounted on the cabin top?
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