Harken Swivel Base - How to Remove?


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I'm stripping an older boat down to refinish and I can't figure out how to remove the harken swivel base for the mainsheet. The bolts are covered by a part I can't figure out how to remove. Anyone know how to do this?
Just remove the pin, and the stainless U-adapter and the plastic plate come off.
The plate is intended to protect the fitting itself against the standup spring; it’s not really necessary, and Harken isn’t even selling them separately.

What boat is that? A 505?

You know, that's what I thought. When I tried that it didn't budge. It must be bent or somehow stuck in place and I'll just have to pry it loose.

Good eye, it is a 505.