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  • The trouble with heat in this situation is that aluminum dissipates the heat so damn quick.
    https://www.amazon.com/s?…0&ref=pd_sl_69q6usjlxf_e

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    1983 SuperCat 15
    #315
    Virginia
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  • I would use a stock pot (is that the name in France?) and bring it to a boil. Pour slowly to keep it hot and get maximum effect. It’s just an easy and free idea. Who knows if it’ll work.
    I have another idea but can almost guarantee permanent damage. It involves an acetylene torch...

    Edit - obviously careful to wear proper protection when trying my hair-brained (crazy) boiling water attempt.



    Edited by badfish on Jun 11, 2019 - 10:16 PM.

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    Joshua

    Texas Gulf Coast
    '82 Prindle 16 (Badfish)
    '02 Hobie Wave (Unnamed Project)
    ‘87 Hobie 18 (Sold)
    ‘89 Hobie 17 (ill-advised project boat, Sold)
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  • Another thought is to drill a few small diameter holes in the castings and try soaking through those as well as around the bottom.

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    Joshua

    Texas Gulf Coast
    '82 Prindle 16 (Badfish)
    '02 Hobie Wave (Unnamed Project)
    ‘87 Hobie 18 (Sold)
    ‘89 Hobie 17 (ill-advised project boat, Sold)
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  • Are you buying new hulls? If not maybe you can find a set of good used hulls that already have a good frame. I am sure you have thought of this.

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