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Old 19 March 2006, 01:35   #11
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Metall expands if it heats up, than it would be harder to get it of.
But if you try it, watch up for the gelcoat, it can be yellow/lightbrown if you heat to much.
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Metall expands if it heats up, than it would be harder to get it of.
But if you try it, watch up for the gelcoat, it can be yellow/lightbrown if you heat to much.


Yes Metal does expand when it gets hot, but there is the plug and the body and if heat were applied (which I would recommend against in this instance untill removal of the fitting) the body would also expand at a slightly different rate to that of the plug and hopfully break the seal/bond between the two.

If all other methods fail, the best action is to still remove the fitting and work on it in a workshop, that way you won't damage the boat or yourself by having chisels and suchlike slip off.
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Try this...

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Old 19 March 2006, 06:27   #14
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Old 19 March 2006, 13:46   #15
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Looks like it has been stuck in with Sikaflex. It wont be easy to get the fitting out.

What sort of diameter is the plug Roy?
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If it's stuck fast I would undo the self tappers/woodscrews and remove the whole fitting so that I could work on it in more comfortable conditions.

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I'd definately try this one first!!!!

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i am surprised they fitted that type to your boat as most of the boats at ribcraft had these fitted. That nice man at Ribcraft gave me one tooo. Might be worth swapping out your one to one of these if the holes work, the central hole it fits in is about 30mm diameter , note is held in with self tappers until my next batch of stainless bolts and screws arrives this week
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I'd definately try this one first!!!!

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And if that doesn't work, tack a nut on to it. The heat alone will probably do the trick.
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Mark from Ribcraft today - rang me and offered to replace the bung with the new stainless type that Hugh mentioned.

Pretty good customer service - considering I haven't even reported the problem to them - how many other manufacturers have "pro-active" after sales like this.

I guess someone from Ribnet must have mentioned it to them

Going to try a ground down chisel and an adjustable spanner this morning.
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