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Tom Downing

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New Keel Box Extrusion - How to install?
« on: September 16, 2008, 10:09:48 PM »
I lost the plastic extrusion from the front side of the keel box.  I have received a replacement and I'm just getting around to installing it.  Does anyone know the best way to attach it to the keel box?

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Gregg Henning

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Re: New Keel Box Extrusion - How to install?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008, 07:02:43 PM »
5200 would work well!

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Re: New Keel Box Extrusion - How to install?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2008, 04:30:08 PM »
Ours is loose.  There is a screw on the inside that is holding it in place, but we need something more permanent.  First, are these to be glued in place?  Is that what 5200 is?
It appears the boat once had some sort of plate on the bottom of the hull to hold it up?  It this what you have on your boats and if so- Where can I get a new one?

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Re: New Keel Box Extrusion - How to install?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2009, 06:43:03 PM »
I've gotten a new extrusion but have not installed it.  Never did notice a screw holding it in place.  I thought it was all sealant.
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Re: New Keel Box Extrusion - How to install?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2009, 07:58:12 PM »
Hey Gregg would 4200 be a better approach for the plastic strip? More flexible and easier to remove if ever needed etc? I learned that if possible avoid 5200 cuz once you use it - its on there for good no matter what. :-) Also found that 4200 is a little more flexible and seems to be good for areas that might see some movement etc.

Just a thought

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Re: New Keel Box Extrusion - How to install?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009, 07:43:29 PM »
5200 is still flexible, but as you say a little more permanent.  There is a spray on agent that will disolve 5200 if it does need to be removed. 

A person at the St Pete Noods several years back had an SR Max and used 5200 to keep his keel from leaking during the regatta.  The only problem was raising the keel later.  My crew wasn't happy when I pointed out to the individual that did this that there was this agent because they wanted to watch what happened at the end of the regatta when he had to pull the boat and go home.

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Re: New Keel Box Extrusion - How to install?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2009, 02:28:58 PM »
FWIW....5200 breaks down in not very much heat. 185-220 and it's toast.

If it's bonding metal a couple of passes with a propane torch and your done, otherwise a heat gun or hair dryer on high works well.

I'd use 5200 on the box. It's plenty flexible for that application.