Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:36 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2003 10:35 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2003 7:01 pm
Posts: 1
I have been trying for days to remove my Hobie 16 hulls from the trampoline frame ass'y. Starboard needs replacement (snapped due to a big wind gust) and the port side needs to be painted.

I have sprayed wd 40 and penetrateing oil in the joint, heated with a propane torch, applied pressure with a scissor jack and many, many hits with a 5 pound hammer. Rear pins have come free but the front pins have not moved at all.

Please respond, if any one has any idea's on how to separate the hull pins from the tramp bracket.

e-mail anchor.distributing@shaw.ca

Thank you, Glenn

:?:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2003 6:04 pm 
Offline
Authorized Hobie Dealer

Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2003 7:35 pm
Posts: 1370
Location: 315 N. Hwy 79 Panama City Beach, FL 32413 850-235-2281
There are 4 bolts that hold the frame together. Once you have them out it should slide apart with some pressure, the jack will screw your hull up, we use a sledge hammer! It is a good possibility that they have been epoxy on. I'm not sure how to make it release if this is the case. I'm not sure if some gas wouldn't loosen it up, maybe simply mineral spirits might work. Let me know how it goes and don't hesitate to ask any more questions!


Thanks,
Brad Stephens
www.sunjammers.com
Authorized Hobie Dealer
Panama City Beach, FL
850-235-2281
brad@sunjammers.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 8:25 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:03 pm
Posts: 1
I'm also trying to remove a couple of hulls from a tramp frame for parts on my good boat. You mention a sledge, how do you get room to swing it, there's just maybe 6" of clearance from the top of the hull to the corner castings. In addition, won't this break the castings, at least the corners look like cast Al. I'm reluctant to hit them too hard.

Thanks for any suggestions,

Gene


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:03 pm 
Offline
Authorized Hobie Dealer

Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2003 7:35 pm
Posts: 1370
Location: 315 N. Hwy 79 Panama City Beach, FL 32413 850-235-2281
We have a rubber mallet, it has some kind of sand or something in it. There is not a lot of room so you kinda go to hit it on an angle.


Thanks,
Brad Stephens
www.sunjammers.com
Authorized Hobie/Vanguard Dealer
Hobie Division 15 Chairman
info@sunjammers.com
850-235-2281
Panama City Beach, FL


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group