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Old 23 April 2019, 10:36   #1
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Hurricane 590 deck plate

Iím having trouble with my fuel tank and need to get to it. There is a huge deck plate screwed down that Iím supposed to be able to get up. The previous owner use 5200 marine sealant when he screwed it down. I canít get it up. Any suggestions?
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Old 24 April 2019, 05:45   #2
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Had the same issue on my Hurricane 640 which has the tank welded to the bottom of a large 2í x 4í deck plate. Bent a putty knife to work under the edge of the deck plate and cut the sealant. Took a while but got the tank out without damage to boat or tank.
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Old 24 April 2019, 09:59   #3
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Hurricane 590 deck plate

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Had the same issue on my Hurricane 640 which has the tank welded to the bottom of a large 2í x 4í deck plate. Bent a putty knife to work under the edge of the deck plate and cut the sealant. Took a while but got the tank out without damage to boat or tank.


Thanks for the reply
I spent a few hrs scraping out the grove.
Did you heat the knife or just sharpen it and run it between the plates?
The guy that fixed my tube said he would use a heat gun. Do you have any comments on that?
My other question is what did you use to reseal. I was thinking of using butyl tape any thoughts?

You also might be able to help with the reason I need the lid up. When I got the boat the owner said that after running hard for about 25 min the engine would starve for fuel. He felt like the tank vent wasnít working properly.
I put a new engine on and it does the same thing. Running about 20 min and runs out of fuel with full tank.
Thoughts?
Any help is much appreciated.
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Old 24 April 2019, 12:35   #4
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Heat gun will work, but it will take you day(s).

It's a lip that the flat panel sits on. the gap between the deck lip and the flat panel, is a trough that is filled with adhesive caulking.

I'd just grind it out.
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Old 24 April 2019, 14:00   #5
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Heat gun will work, but it will take you day(s).

It's a lip that the flat panel sits on. the gap between the deck lip and the flat panel, is a trough that is filled with adhesive caulking.

I'd just grind it out.


I ground out the stuff I can see is it a flat lip or curved
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Hi mavrick211. Can you please post some pictures of the removal? Thanks
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Hi mavrick211. Can you please post some pictures after you remove it?

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Pop small timber wedges in as you go . It helps to separate it. I used a water lubricated, thin, sharp blade. Oh and donít forget to hold your mouth in the right position 🤬
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Pop small timber wedges in as you go . It helps to separate it. I used a water lubricated, thin, sharp blade. Oh and donít forget to hold your mouth in the right position 🤬


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Hi mavrick211. Can you please post some pictures after you remove it?


Ya Iíll post pics
Might be a while I work out of town a lot
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