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  1. JWY

    JWY Senior Member

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    Just read this on another thread:

    "There is Hull No. 5200 which is a 107 Explorer currently under construction for delivery by late 2022."

    Not interested. Personally, I prefer duck tape.

    Ok, so you didn't laugh. Good excuse for a new thread?
  2. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    Took me a moment to catch that. Love ya Judy, but don't quit your day job.:D
  3. Norseman

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    Me too, had to read it twice.
    A bit of dry humor is always good.
  4. JWY

    JWY Senior Member

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    Whew, good thing you didn't say wet humor - it is a boat! Ok, back to my day job...
  5. Steve Hubbard

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    so my daughter says to me: "dad if your boat's name is Sea Witch, and it sinks do you rename it Sandwich?"
  6. JWY

    JWY Senior Member

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    lmao!
  7. Norseman

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    Yes Judy, Good advice from New York, stay a steady course at your present occupation and keep them dry jokes coming now and then. :p

    Here is one of my jokes:

    “Why was Jesus not born in Sweden?
    Answer: Nobody could find 3 wise men, and a Virgin”

    (Sorry Lars) Grabbing hat and coat now and leaving the room. :eek:

    Bonus:
    “What does it say under the beer bottles in Sweden?
    Answer: Open in the other end”

    Aye, I won’t quit my day job either..In fact a member of this forum contacted me today about a sightseeing charter on Odin, should be good, having boat guys as passengers, less work for the solo Captain. :cool:
  8. YachtForums

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    I could make an argument for using Gorilla tape over 5200. I used it to tape a piece of cardboard to an exterior wall. When I removed the tape, the stucko came with it.
  9. Ken Bracewell

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    I am not a fan of 5200, and heavily restrict it's use on any of my boats. We don't call it "fifty-two-hundred", but rather "eff-the-next-guy-glue"
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    Sorry I’m going off course...but what sealant do you prefer? And why?

    here’s some humor...Since I already know it all.., I should have the answer !
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    chesapeake46 Senior Member

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    The gorilla spray adhesive is to hair gel as gorilla tape is to a bikini wax.
  12. JWY

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    It might have "taken a moment" for NYCAP and Norseman to get mine, but jeez, I had to spend a few minutes of head scratching to figure yours out. Thanks for not including photos for hairification, I mean clarification.
  13. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    Therein lies the issue. 5200 is an adhesive/sealant, rather than a sealant. 3M 4000 is an option.

    BTW- my post was auto-corrected, and should have read "eff-the-next-guy-glue" (admin edit: corrected)
  14. NYCAP123

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    Now meanwhile I caught that right away, but all I could think of was OUCH!!!
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    Ouch indeed..:(

    Spent a few hours today and yesterday removing and re-bedding 6 thru hull fittings, 5 of them was installed with regular caulk, perhaps 3M 101, the single mushroom to the right was bedded in with 5200 and that one took me more time than the other 5 combined..:mad:

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  16. JWY

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    I have had pretty good luck by heating a sharp putty knife with a heat gun and forcing it under the fitting to be removed. Still a lot of effort tho.
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    In an application like Norseman's you might find it easier to use a razor blade.
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    Ahh! Chesapeake torture! Covers both sexes.. I’ll be sleeping with one eye open on that Post of yours ...
  20. Norseman

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    Yup, used a razor blade but afraid of scratching the gelcoat: The surface is not 100% flat/level hence the blade tried to bite into the surrounding area.
    Tried gently with a small chisel, and with a nail on my right thumb: Not a good idea, the nail bent back and I swore like a drunken sailor.o_O

    This tool combo kind of worked by cutting the 5200:
    One can see some white residue on the drill bit..

    The old plastic thru-hull fitting was removed with brute force and by turning it so the threads helped a bit: I guy pushing from the inside, another guy, me, pulling from the outside. The hard work was cleaning and removing the old caulk so the new sealant would stick.

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