Removing flotation bracket with 5200

John Stidman

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John Stidman
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26ft seaswirl striper,24 ft trophy walkaround,24ft glasply flybridge.
So after a dozen fishing trips on my outboard conversion. The bracket was too low. So since my lower unit gears took a crap. I've decided to take this time to remove and raise it up. I went by manufacturers recommendations and it's just way too low. So after reading many posts on the hull truth about removing brackets using 5200. It was debond and lots work or just put heat to it and lift the rear and let the boats weight pull it. So I chained up the engine hoist to where the outboard mounts. Then I put my shop heater where it went down center of the V of bracket. After about 45 mins I hear it crackle and then pop. Came right apart. There are about 3 spots or so that peeled the gelcoat but for the most part it just seperated. Now time to patch, plug, gelcoat and remount it and be done. I'm raising it 3 inches. Not only was bracket too low, but motor was at highest mount and still low. So I can bring motor down if needed but I think I'll be where I need to be. I chose this over a jackplate cause the swimstep was at water level and dragging. Even on plane it still caught water.

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Dustin
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26' sea swirl
Bummer. I liked your build. Hopefully your healing up.... a lil more work and u will be stoked with your ride
 
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John Stidman

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John Stidman
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26ft seaswirl striper,24 ft trophy walkaround,24ft glasply flybridge.
Yeah, I am excited how it's all coming along. This seemed like a headache but turns out it will be a minor fix. Lil bit elbow grease and measurements I'll have it back together in no time. Next 2 upgrades are bigger fuel tank and a minkota urtella trolling motor with spotlock and stow and deploy. I actually think if I would have lifted a little at a time and let the heat work longer I wouldn't have peeled any gel coat. But it's all gd. I'll patch it all up and re gelcoat. Have it fishing in no time. Thanks all,because of all the help and advise hear I have plenty confidence I can do all of this.
 
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gecsr1

Plain Jane Rods...Hobby Rod Builder
Jul 15, 2005
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Poway Ca
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Gary
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No Boat Now
So after a dozen fishing trips on my outboard conversion. The bracket was too low. So since my lower unit gears took a crap. I've decided to take this time to remove and raise it up. I went by manufacturers recommendations and it's just way too low. So after reading many posts on the hull truth about removing brackets using 5200. It was debond and lots work or just put heat to it and lift the rear and let the boats weight pull it. So I chained up the engine hoist to where the outboard mounts. Then I put my shop heater where it went down center of the V of bracket. After about 45 mins I hear it crackle and then pop. Came right apart. There are about 3 spots or so that peeled the gelcoat but for the most part it just seperated. Now time to patch, plug, gelcoat and remount it and be done. I'm raising it 3 inches. Not only was bracket too low, but motor was at highest mount and still low. So I can bring motor down if needed but I think I'll be where I need to be. I chose this over a jackplate cause the swimstep was at water level and dragging. Even on plane it still caught water.

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sure hope you get it right this time......
 
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gecsr1

Plain Jane Rods...Hobby Rod Builder
Jul 15, 2005
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Poway Ca
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Gary
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No Boat Now
well most likely the factory install measurements were off as they where talking about mounting a single out board on the bracket.... which would be the measurement difference due to the deep vee on your boat....
 
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