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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:14 am 
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Joined: Mon May 06, 2013 2:00 pm
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Advice wanted again please on separating the tramp frame from the hulls. The bolts came out easily but cannot ease the frame off the uprights. I assume the main reason is aluminium oxide between the two mouldings but
1. Do I need to free off the dolphin strimer crossbar before trying to separate and
2. Has any one tried putting a 10 inch wide plank on the hulls and using a small jack to provide more force. I will try and sock the joint with WD40 before doing that.



PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:00 am 
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Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:18 am
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Location: Virginia Beach VA
Make sure one of the previous owners didn't epoxy the frame onto the pylons. A lot of sailors do this to improve rigidity. I wouldn't recommend the jack. The fiberglass might give before a severely corroded or epoxied joint. Have you tried heat?

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 3:33 pm 
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Heavy sand filled "Dead Blow" or Rubber mallet. Hard swings in an upwards direction to impact each corner casting one at a time. Fore and aft for each hull in balance. It takes SIGNIFICANT blows typically... and many of them.

Matt Miller
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Hobie Cat USA

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 3:58 pm 
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Location: Pittsboro NC
Second Matt's comment - my 16 was a bear and it is hard to angel the mallet without hitting the hulls etc on the way up so i had a piece of 2x4 wrapped in cloth that i put against the casing and hammered the bottom of the plank - works like a charm

1985 Prindle 16

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