A few pictures that Simon took as he put Serina back together. Here is the centre-plate at the pivot point.
The picture below is taken looking down into the centre-plate well. The cylinder is at the top of the picture, running down until its jaws attach to the trailing edge of the centre-plate. The jaws can just be seen before the daylight visible under Serina.
Simon took the picture below while standing in Serina’s cuddy. He is facing the stern and looking down into the centre-plate well. The fiber-glass “box” that normally protects the bottle-screw, and prevents water entering the cockpit, has been removed to enable disassembly and re-assembly.
The next photo is taken at the level of the cockpit floor, looking back towards Serina’s cuddy.
The pictures below show the cylinder attaching to the back of the centre-plate – which is in the raised position. In the left hand picture you can glimpse the pin holding the jaws of the cylinder to the back of the plate.