Removal of Cabinet above stove/oven in galley

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  1. NorthChannel

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    I posted this on my cap rail replacement thread but thought I would also create a separate post. I am trying to remove the cabinet on the port side above the stove/oven in the galley. I have the cabinet loose and can move it forward, but trying to get it out to gain access to the remaining 17 bolts/nuts on the track. Any advise on what else I have to remove, i.e. fiddles along the sides of the stove/oven, the cap on the semi bulkhead in front of the galley sink or both. perhaps someone has replace their countertops and could provide some wisdom/advice. Galley Cabinet 1.JPG Galley Cabinet 2.JPG Galley Cabinet 2.JPG
     
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    jimcleary James M. Cleary

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    I have removed that cabinet twice now. To do so I removed the fiddles in front of the sink and in front of the ice box. By carefully getting the teak plugs out from over the screws, the job gets easy. When I reassembled the fiddles, I left the plugs out in case the unit has to come out again.

    Jim
     
  3. NorthChannel

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    Jim, thanks for the tip. I will also probably have to take the top off of my stove. I lucked out as the cabinetry behind the port salon settee already had access panels.
     
  4. john Gonzalez

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    For my removal, I also removed the wood trim that is about 5 feet long just below the fixed port. I also removed the flip up board because it makes it easier to handle while removing.
     
  5. NorthChannel

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    Thanks John, I have already removed the wood trim thinking that would give me enough clearance to clear the fiddles. Obviously not so. I have thought about removing the flip board, but the square head screws are a little difficult to get to. I have it taped up.
     
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    scupper Vern Gliot

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    You will have to remove any trim along the inside perimeter of the galley, including the lift up shelf and the fiddles. Don't forget the caps on the forward galley bulkhead. Yep, they gotta come off too. Don't ask how I know. I did not however have to remove the trim along the bottom edge of the cabin side, Maybe I was lucky, bit I didn't feel like it. Good luck. Do everything you might possibly need to while you have the cabinet out like replacing the water fill and fuel hoses and the propane line.
     
  7. john Gonzalez

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    These cabinets were made one at a time at the factory I suspect. I believe they were made without regard to ever being taken out again. Mine had a rough saw cut on top of the cabinet that suggested to me that when installed, they had to cut off the top little by little to finally get the fit without cutting too much where a trim would cover the top of the cabinet at installation. So when I finally got mine out, I did cut more off the top so I could take it off again if I needed to. I did need to later as some of my tracking bolts leaked. this is a tough job.
     
  8. NorthChannel

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    John, I now have all of the cap and toe rail removed. Any wisdom to getting rid of the red colored caulk or bedding compound that was used - scrap, sand, solvent?

    Brian
     
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    I am without clue. My boat had dried flakey black caulking similar to rood tar. It was easy to use a putty knife to remove it. Wonder what was used with yours? Sorry I wish I could help. Keep us posted
     

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