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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:19 am 
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Is there a trick to getting the hulls loose from the pylons? And....once I get them off, how do I get them back on? They seem awful tight and I don't want to damage them without knowing the proper way to remove and reinstall them. Thanks for the help.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:24 pm 
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Big hammer! We use a mallet called a "Dead Blow". This is a sand filled head. 2-5 lbs. We have had to use steel slege hammers with 2x4s too.

Remove the pylon bolts.

Loosen or remove the trampoline.

Hammer in a upwards direction against the corner castings. Takes a considerable swing force in most cases. Hit each corner a bit then go to the next. Removing the frame as evenly as possible.

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Thanks. That's what I figured, but I wanted to make sure. What about getting it back on? Use the hammer and do the opposite?

Thanks.

AE

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Putting them back was the easy part for me. I cleaned off the inside of the castings and pylons really well and drove them back on with my dead-blow hammer. Beat on it right over the pylon and make sure it goes on evenly. I had to get my wife to hold the hull in position while I got them started. I laso opnly removed one side at a time. Did it frek you out cutting holes in your boat?


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Russ B wrote:
Did it freak you out cutting holes in your boat?


A little, but I knew it had to be done to do the repair correctly. The hulls are now off and I am letting the insides dry. I'll start on the glass-work in a day or so. Thanks for the response.

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