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I've got all the bolts undone and the motor ready to remove (strapped to a hoist). How do I get it unstuck from the transom without damaging the fiberglass? Anyone have any tricks that would help? Thanks

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Wrap a chain around the motor and hook it to your truck and punch it...

Just kidding

Give more info. Type boat, motor, any jack plate involved. No information given. Count the bolts in your hand. If it's three that's a problem.

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2006 Nitro 640 with a 2005 Merc 60. Only weighs 219 lbs, and there are 4 bolts in my hand ;) No jack plate. I just can't break the silicone.

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[movedhere] General Bass Fishing Forum [move by] Glenn.

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Slowly begin raising the hoist.  The silicone should not have made any sort of chemical bond with the gelcoat that would cause damage.....

wait, I see it's a Nitro.

I'll rephrase that statement.  The silicone probably didn't make a chemical bond with the gelcoat that would cause damage but that depends on what day of the week it went down the assembly line at the Nitro plant.   ;)

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Cart7t, unless you have firsthand experience with silicon damaging the Gelcoat on a Nitro, I would have to say that that statement was uncalled for.

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Hey Mike.  I've seen some "new" boats from the good folks at Nitro and their fiberglass boat subsidiaries with construction flaws and defects that I couldn't believe.

If silicone could actually bond to a resin based gelcoat, I'm betting the good folks at BPS would be the first to achieve it.   ;)

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2006 Nitro 640 with a 2005 Merc 60. Only weighs 219 lbs, and there are 4 bolts in my hand ;) No jack plate. I just can't break the silicone.

can i ask why a 2 year old motor needs to be removed?

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