Like Tree0Likes

Need help removing K-Planes.

Reply
Old 03-16-2002, 07:40 PM
  #1
blackhawk
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Question Need help removing K-Planes.

The snow is melting and boating season is coming!!!

I need to remove my K-Planes from the transom of my boat. I have removed all the necessary bolts. The sealant used from the factory is very strong and I am afraid that if I "pull" them off it may take some of the gel coat/fiberglass with it.

Any hints or secrets for easier removal?

Thanks
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2002, 07:51 PM
  #2
Cain Crew
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

how about using a knife to cut the sealent around the tabs. and if needed use piano wire to slide under the tab
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2002, 07:51 PM
  #3
Charter Member #232
Charter Member
 
Audiofn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Carlisle, MA USA
My Boats: 1979 Formula 302, 99 Formula 353, 81 Donzi 18 2+3 with 454
Posts: 18,379
Default

Heat. A heat gun will work but takes a long time. If you are refinishing the tabs then a torch works as well. more then likely they are held on with 5200 so you have a project ahead of you to get them off. Take your time as your concern of ripping off the gel coat is a good one. Heat around the bolt as that is likely where they put the sealer. Good luck.

Jon
Audiofn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2002, 07:55 PM
  #4
Registered
 
Playn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: BRENTWOOD, TN
Posts: 4,367
Default

As previously suggested, try a knife to cut loose the sealant. I found that using a small stiff putty knife to slowly work in behind the bracket works well too.
Playn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2002, 08:12 PM
  #5
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
laster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Western Massachusetts
My Boats: 1996 Progression 24LD
Posts: 377
Default

I haven't tried this myself but have heard that if you take some monofilament fishing line you can work it behind the tab and kind of saw your way down through the adhesive. May or may not work but it is guaranteed not to damage your gelcoat. Worth a try. I would try heating with a heat gun first.
laster is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
pullmytrigger
General Q & A
8
09-30-2004 11:08 PM
Vinny P
Checkmate
17
05-01-2003 07:49 PM
jbrauer
General Q & A
2
11-14-2002 07:44 PM
blackhawk
General Q & A
6
03-19-2002 12:44 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.