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Old 01-19-2022, 09:35 PM   #2
Snapdragon III
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Vessel Model: Custom 56' Skookum trawler
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The first step was to remove the rubber compression plugs at the bottom of the fins that seal them, and keep the salt water off the large bolts holding the fins on. The 3/8" bolts in these plugs were super corroded, and were a bit of a pain to loosen, but fortunately I was able to get them without breaking them. Once loose the plugs were still super tight and didn't just fall out. I clamped a pair of Channel locks on the loosened nut and with a lot of pulling and working back and forth, was finally able to get them to come out. They had worked as intended and kept things pretty dry inside the fin. One side had a little bit of moisture in there, but it wasn't too bad.
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