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.