Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:22 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:22 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:02 am
Posts: 322
Location: Cape Coral, FL
hey,

needed to remove several fittings so i could improve my aka bungees.
i cut a 3/4" deep socket with an angle grinder and a cut off wheel.

Image

Image

works great and cheap

cheers!

j

_________________
2011 Golden Papaya TI with a 250 square foot spinnaker!
also a more manageable 100 square foot spinny...
&
the TI3 rear ama mod


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:55 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:21 am
Posts: 75
Location: Clearwater, Fl
Nice job !

_________________
Jim
Clearwater, Fl


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:23 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:07 pm
Posts: 169
Long nose pliers work well


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:51 am 
Offline
Hobie Tech / Moderator

Joined: Wed May 28, 2003 1:12 pm
Posts: 977
Just an FYI - we offer a tool through our catalog do remove fittings - part # 71115101 $6.99 retail.
Image

_________________
Jacques Bernier
http://www.hobiecat.com/
http://www.facebook.com/HobieCatCompany


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:53 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:29 pm
Posts: 1973
Location: High Point, NC
The Hobie tool is nice, but requires a bit of hand fitting to get it to really work well. It's a bit too wide and blunt on the edge of the pins. Although, it's probably a better starting point than a socket.

But, still nice a job on the too. Very well done and being able to use it in a socket wrench is a nice idea.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:30 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:02 am
Posts: 322
Location: Cape Coral, FL
I initially used pliers to take the first one off but there is quite a bit of plastic cuttings in the threads of my boat, so some fittings are extremely hard to take off. After the pliers slipped once, I knew I needed something better.
I needed:
1 a deep throat to fit the extra bungee thickness
2 space for one hand to press straight down and steady the tool
3 lots of torque, controllable torque
4 high strength
5 very precise fit
A socket seemed to fit all of these.

J

_________________
2011 Golden Papaya TI with a 250 square foot spinnaker!
also a more manageable 100 square foot spinny...
&
the TI3 rear ama mod


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:19 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:10 am
Posts: 152
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
nice work, ....on the eyelets i just use a screw driver thru the eye like a t handle and twist it off and on the T ones a simple pair of pliers ( or locking ones) to grip and twist off

_________________
2011 Hobie Pro Angler - Papaya
2012 Hobie Tandem Island - Papaya


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:00 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 5:02 am
Posts: 810
Location: Sydney - Parramatta
I like it. Keeping my eyes open for a old socket now...

_________________
Image


Last edited by Cowsgomoo on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:04 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:02 am
Posts: 322
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Cowsgomoo wrote:
I like it. Keeping my open for a old socket now...


Thanks!
Just a fyi: I used an angle grinder with a cut off wheel to cut the socket, the steel is hardened. A hacksaw won't touch it.

Cheers,

J

_________________
2011 Golden Papaya TI with a 250 square foot spinnaker!
also a more manageable 100 square foot spinny...
&
the TI3 rear ama mod


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:51 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:25 pm
Posts: 1933
Location: Central Coast NSW Australia
I like the idea of the socket tool as well, nice work Km7. 8)
I have the Hobie tool and it is a bit awkward to use- especially if the fittings are tight.
I'm thinking I should grind a slot into an old socket so the Hobie tool fits - saves a lot of delicate grinding work.
Thanks for the idea. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:46 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:47 am
Posts: 75
Location: Texas Gulf Coast/Dallas, Texas
I just changed the bungees on my amas and I used a pair of needle nose pliers. I scuffed a few of them up a bit. I'm glad you posted this. I think next time I'll cut up a socket. The Hobie tool looks like it would work but some of mine were pretty tight so I think it would be just as difficult with the Hobie tool. Thanks for the post, looks like a good idea.

Hey guys check this out!
www.adventureislanders.com

_________________
"Riding The Island Wind" RIPIT (Tim)
'08 Red Hibiscus AI w/2013 replacement hull, Lovin' it!!!
'11 Golden Papaya AI (for a chap)
'10 Outback w/sail
'11 Tarpon 160


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


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