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    Snap Davit pre-install questions.-gctid378856

    I am about to install my snap davits to my dinghy with this glue I ordered. In order to do this the surface must be absolutely clean. My issue is I had to remove the model name of the dinghy in order to properly align my davits. There are little chunk of rubber from places where the glue would rather stay on then release the name plate. Is there any easy way to get this remaining stuff off?

    Also the dinghy calls for Acetone, MEK or Toluene to clean before using. Is there anywhere local like ace hardware or whatnot that I can pick this up?

    #2
    Look at Weaver's instructions, or give them a call. They are no doubt up to speed with the varying types of inflatable hull materials.

    You are absolutely correct in laying out your tender prior to mounting the snap davits on the swim platform.

    And they very likely will not be centered or laid out equal distance from Port/Stbd.
    Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
    2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
    Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
    Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
    Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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      #3
      I have that all sorted and how to install. I also located some MEK at ace hardware.

      I just dont know how to get the remains of this dinghys model name off the side, man they are REALLY on there! Took me 1.5 hours to remove the majority of it. If I cant remove with a glue remover should I just use sand paper? I thought I read somewhere that you dont want to sand pvc.

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        #4
        If it is PVC MEK works well. Also a heat gun helps, but not at the same time as the MEK.

        My experience is to heat it first then apply solvent with an acid brush, trimmed, to the area of work. Be picky about how much you use and how careful you are. It pays off in the long run. use a vise grip to attach to the material being remove and peel it back as you apply the solvent. You can only do alittle at a time. Be patient and careful.

        Scooter

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          #5
          It is PVC, I will work with it. I got most of it off with a heatgun, its just the little pieces here and there that tore off the name plate instead of coming off the dinghy.

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            #6
            The hardest thing I have EVER done on my boat was removing the badging from the ****ing Baltik dingy. I've pulled my engine by myself, and I'd rather do that again than deal with the badging on any Korean dingy again.

            Heat and a soft scrapper till you fingers blister. The badge that remains bleeds some sticky BS that won't come off with anything that I have tried; it sticks to bugs better than a bug strip.

            Enjoy the new dingy. I'll tell you another story about painting the numbers on. Arrrggggh
            Tally and Vicki
            "Wickus" Meridian 341
            MMSI 338014939

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              #7
              Ryan, in years past I've been able to remove some of the material with a little pneumatic angle tool, and with small agressive sanding discs.

              If the material can be kept cool or even cold, it cuts more easily.

              We're talking real sand paper here......., not the scotch-bright stuff.


              Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
              2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
              Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
              Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
              Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                #8
                after a few hours I managed to get it cleaned up with the MEK. Snap davit pads installed, nav light pads installed, snap ring installed, and of course my new number plates installed. Just enough glue and I mean JUST enough. I am real tired of the chemical smells at this point lol...but hey its done, hopefully it holds now.

                Thanks for the help guys.

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                  #9
                  Biohazard

                  i have to install snap davits on my dinghy

                  where did you get your gluing instructions ?

                  what type of glue did you use ?

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                    #10
                    i just bought the glue weaver sells from their website. The small container/activator kit, came with instructions. Otherwise you can get the instructions off of weavers website, its pretty easy to do. It was 35 bucks or something.

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                      #11
                      Photos?
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                      Jeff & Tara (And Ginger too)
                      Lake Havasu City, AZ
                      |
                      Current: 2008 Playcraft 2400 MCM 350 Mag B3
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                      2008 Bayliner 289 MCM 350 Mag Sea Core B3 (SOLD 2009)
                      And 12 others...
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                        #12
                        I will take a few tonight. Dont worry jeff, she can support us both somehow. ;D

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                          #13
                          Make sure my dingy is still floating. Good luck. I think I have acitone in my locker and it isn't, lol.

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                            #14
                            Well here they are as it drys for the next 5 days or so








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                              #15
                              My Admiral LOVED it when I took over the living room to inflate and "try out" the dink! I think yours must also?

                              biohazard wrote:
                              Well here they are as it drys for the next 5 days or so







                              Tony, Cape Cod, MA
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                              1994 Carver 390 Cockpit Motor Yacht
                              454 Merc Cruisers inboards
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