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emergency tiller access port
« on: August 08, 2021, 12:01:35 PM »
I am a newbie, having just bought Pearson 323 #94.

So trying to remove the emergency tiller hatch (see picture) and the bolts just spin.  Any tips on that or does the entire cover unscrew?  Tried that too but maybe not hard enough.  Suggestions/advice most welcome,

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Re: emergency tiller access port
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2021, 07:13:00 PM »
The screws need to stay in place. The cover is opened with a spanner wrench that fits into the two depressions in the cover. It screws off. If grit has gotten into the threads it can be quite difficult to remove the first time.
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Re: emergency tiller access port
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2021, 10:00:56 AM »
Sorry but I don't see any depressions in the cover, it is a smooth plate with the two bolt heads exposed on top.

It sounds like the plate itself unscrews, if that is right I can come up with some way to do that using the bolt heads.  Did I understand that correctly?
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Re: emergency tiller access port
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2021, 06:33:10 PM »
Yes, the plate itself unscrews.  Odd that you have bolt heads there insteas of depressions.  It's supposed to look like your fuel and water caps, only bigger.

I have something called an adjustable deck plate wrench that opens it.
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Re: emergency tiller access port
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2021, 11:54:56 AM »
Thanks for the info, at least I know that it unscrews so should be able to remove it.
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