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    Okay...back on track....

    I think I need to be a lot smaller and or not claustrophobic to get the front lift eye detached and cut the tabs!....wow....my back is jacked up even trying.

    BTW:....I should redo the tabs when it goes back together right??

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    The tabs are a poor, cheap solution for tying the tub to the stringers.
    They always fail and damage results on most boats from the tub bottom destroying itself by smashing itself to pieces on the stringers.
    A much better solution is to bolt aluminum angles to the stringers and bolt the tub bottom onto the angles.
    I've done this more than once and the results are excellent.
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    WOW!
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    [ QUOTE=GCarter WOW!
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    super yes I would put some tabs back, maybe not all but some if you don't you'll need to glue/fuse/ thru bolt the deck, hull and rub rail or it will always shimmy loose, my hull also sounded loose not squeaky but just loose in rough water
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    Cool...I'll put some brackets back in...I want this to be rock-solid again.

    Any suggestions for good "deck off" threads?...early 18s??

    Thanks!
    1974 Magnum 27 Sport
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    Here's my Minx thread:
    http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthre...3-Break-s-over!

    And this is some work I did on Vonkamp's barrelback:
    http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthre...Barrel-Back-18
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    Okay...got all the tabs cut and screws loose. Tried lifting it by hand...it moved a bit...seems a little stuck or probably just heavy.

    Will I be able to separate it by hand...with several people? Or am I going to need mechanical things??

    Thanks for the help....pics soon.
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    I wouldn't strain a gut trying to do it by hand.
    After all, ya need to lift it about 3' to clear the hull.
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    yeah, a come along or a engine crane will make it easy or 6-8 people. try and get 2x4 under the deck just fwd of the dash and just behind the rear seat
    George's threads are always full of great info I seem to recall penbroke lifting his deck for a tank replacement by himself with some ingenious rigging search for that thread as well
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    The ceiling in the shop is really high and I can't get a lift in there to rig pulleys or come-alongs. Don't want to build a frame type rig because I want the deck out of the way to flip the hull over...:/

    So...I'm thinking.

    1974 Magnum 27 Sport
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    When I took mine off, the boat was sitting on a dolly low to the ground and 5 guys had no problem picking the deck up high enough to lift it out of the hull and over to a pair of saw horses that supported the deck for a few weeks.
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    To change all my smoke detectors, I borrowed a 25' extension ladder.
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    Good one George...I'm scared of heights but that may have to happen.

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    Cutting tabs....:/
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