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 Post subject: H20 Dolphin Striker Post
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:03 am 
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I've ordered a Dolphin Striker post for my 1999 H20 but I'm told it may be a few more weeks before I'm able to get it, if anyone has one for sale I'd be interested. Also when I removed the old post there was a sleeve inside the crossbar that stayed attached to the post. Can anyone tell me if this sleeve is part of the post or is it threaded or slipped on?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:36 am 
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This link shows a compression sleeve as a separate part no. I would imagine that it is not threaded on. If they are stuck together, hit it with PB Blast and hot soapy water and see if they come apart.
http://static.hobiecat.com/digital_assets/PARTS_20_1.pdf

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:11 pm 
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The sleeve is a compression tube which is intended to prevent someone from overtightening the the dolphin striker nuts and crushing the crossbar. It is not threaded on, it just slips over the dolphin striker post. Unfortunately, the Hobie design team probably could have done a little better job with their material selection for these parts because the aluminum tube will corrode and become seized with the stainless rod. No amount of liquid wrench or PB blaster is going to get them apart - especially if the boat ever saw so much as a drop of salt water. You're better off buying a new compression tube with your new dolphin striker and giving both parts a healthy coating of Lanocote antiseize before installing.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:13 pm 
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That's what I thought. Thanks for the reply maybe if I'm lucky I can get the two parts delivered at the same time. If nothing else, the bottom job is done and she's all polished up waiting on the new post to arrive.

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