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Old 16-06-2015, 09:03   #16
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Re: New Bow Roller - what sealant?

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Thanks for the tips and the education. Ordered the bow roller last night, and expect to install some non-sailing day next month.

Let's hope they didn't use 5200 to bed the original down and I should be all set.


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If they did, some careful heat on the metal from a propane torch is your friend. Unbolt everything, hook a halyard to the old roller, tension the halyard, start heating the metal.

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Old 16-06-2015, 09:12   #17
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Re: New Bow Roller - what sealant?

What Cheechako said, after many years of sleeping in bunks that have drips coming in on them, I am a believer in 5200 and it can be removed if needed, just add heat. I usually try to secure things as if I will never want to take them off. Sikaflex does make a good bedding compound, I don't remember the number, 241, I think, of course smoothing everything out after you drill the holes and proper surface prep will make all the difference in the world no matter what you decide to use. I always (Well almost) always dry fit everything before bedding it down, in case some modification needs to be made prior to the final securing.

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Re: New Bow Roller - what sealant?

If they did bed it with " Devils Glue", as MaineSail calls 5200, then its chemical resistance is not so good either and that can be useful in convincing it to let go as well.
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A small diameter piano or guitar wire can help cut between, and a little heat will make it cut even easier

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