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Old 16 November 2013, 19:09   #1
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Help removing 733 zodiac hurricane inflatable skirt

Hey guys slowly going through the process of restoring my hurricane up to the inflatable ribs there ready to sent away for a service
Have removed all the bolts and screws, but was wondering the best way to go from here.. As the tongue and grove system has me thinking I have to pull the skirt forward quite uniformly..? Should this be done skirt inflated deflated with some sort of lube...
Getting there slowly
Any input appreciated
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Old 17 November 2013, 11:59   #2
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There was some discussion here more about putting them back on which seems to be a PITA. Mine had bolt on tubes so I can't speak from personal experience but soapy water always makes things move better and doesn't cause any issues. To put back on they say inflated but not full is easier so I imagine it might be similar for removal.


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Old 18 November 2013, 00:24   #3
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Dish soap.
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Old 18 November 2013, 08:50   #4
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I've had good luck removing tubes by first and then continuously lubricating everything with soapy water (don't allow it to dry) then sliding the deflated tubes one side at a time off the bow.....very easy once it begins to slide and lubrication is the key. best of luck......
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