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does anyone knows how can dissmount a fx-one hull?  Bottom

  • hi,
    i try to dissmount a fx-one hulls but the silicone arround the holes of the crossbars are very hard and it´s impossible separate it, anybody knows any
    trick for remove the silicone?

    Thanks, Dani
  • Hopefully they did not use 5200 because you will basically have to rip off the gelcoat to get it apart. Even regular silicone caulk can be very tenacious. I think the only real option is to try to get a blade under the crossbar and cut the adhesive.

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  • ~~ Dogboy is right... Ya might have ta use a hot knife, or a thin blade copping saw or hack saw. Ya might need heat on them to. Some people don't know 5200 is a sealant & adhesive... Before ya put anything on or use--read the label.. Good Luck~~~~~~ icon_rolleyes

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  • Try a length of wire. Perhaps even a hot wire cutter.
    The Hobie assembly manual does not describe disassembly.
    Have you contacted Hobie tech support?
    Have you looked here?
    https://www.hobie.com/forums/index.php?c=2



    Edited by gahamby on Mar 03, 2019 - 12:44 PM.

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  • Wire idea sounds great. I had success using a hacksaw blade.
  • I have dismounted mast steps and tramp tracks bedded down in 3M 5200 using a variable temp heat gun.
    These were,however, metal to metal bonds. The aluminum tends to sink the heat away.
    Try using as thin a length of 7x19 wire as you can find or some new synthetic line and a couple of trap handles.

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  • i've had success separating hulls and beams with a wooden wedge. Make it about 10-12 inches long, and tapering it from 0 to only 3/4" thick. Drive it in slowly from the bottom, outer edge.
  • It might help to block up the cross bars a little so the hulls are just off the ground. Gravity can be helpful.

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  • Sometimes an oscillating multi-tool can do things that would take forever with another blade.

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  • The wooden wedge suggestion seems best. I'm not sure where you're going to run a power tool without damaging the beam (really bad) or hull (repairable).

    Even without silicon, I've found that strapping the hull down to the trailer then taking a mallet to the inside of the crossbeam is needed.
  • https://www.harborfreight…d-removal-kit-96339.html

    This might do the trick if you don't want to make your own tool.

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  • So how'd it go? Did you get the hull dismounted?

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