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|Author||Topic: pilot seat|
posted 12-07-2001 11:11 AM ET (US)
Although I am posting for the first time, I'm not new to the board, just been lurking out there collecting as much valuable information as possible. I just picked up a reversable pilot seat for my Montauk (1976). I have a couple of questions.
1)I notice on some of the pictures that the fuel line enters the tunnel beneath the pilot seat. I do not have the cut out. Are all Montauks supposed to have it?
2) Since it's not there, any suggestions on running the fuel line?
3) I have a Todd swing back w/cooler installed now which is held down with screws and 5200. Any suggestions on breaking the seal of 5200 without taking part of the deck with it?
Thanks in advance for any and all replies.
posted 12-07-2001 11:58 AM ET (US)
For the gas line, drill a hole into the tunnel and install a brass draintube(basically what factory did). As far as the deck coming up with the 5200, I doubt it, maybe on a Bayliner but I doubt a Montauk. I would try and cut the 5200 with a razor first.
posted 12-07-2001 01:18 PM ET (US)
I have seen a product at West Marine that claims to release the bond of 5200. I don't recall what it's called, but it may be worth a look. 5200 is strong stuff, and could take the gelcoat with it if you try to pry the old seat loose.
posted 12-07-2001 03:13 PM ET (US)
You may try creating an entry point into the 5200 that would fit one of the thin kerf super flexible Japanese wood saws, like one would use to take the top off a wood plug. I have used this method with success on a center console that was 52'd down. A friend also uses this saw for small jobs, a large saw that was made narrower by cutting it lengthwise. They usually have decent handles on them for aggressive leverage. However, the mangle factor is high with this method.
posted 12-08-2001 06:50 AM ET (US)
3M makes a "debonder" for 5200. It's available in cataloges and retail outlets. I haven't used it however.
posted 12-09-2001 08:19 AM ET (US)
Thanks for the help all. Will print and save for the Spring.
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