Thanks for the quick response. Yes it is a euro boat and i have had the cover retaining ring off before to reseal it but the bucket is not effected or released by this. It is as if its retained within the fibreglass structure. But thanks anyway.
Will take some picys and sort out how to upload them but it will not be for a week or two
Great forum by the way had the boat since 1996 and only just found this
"Adrenelin Overload" H18F rigged with Tiger battened self tacking jib, Nacra infusion pentax square top main and Nacra high shouldered spinny out of mid pole launcher. Sailed and raced solo, thanks to the racks, hairy but great boat