Cuddy Removal

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by Cousin01, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Cousin01

    Cousin01 New Member

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    I recently had occaision to remove the top trim piece from my Mod II at the cuddy. I wanted to inspect inside the forepeak but when I tried to remove the cuddy, it was held in with a very strong sealant.

    Is this normal? or should it just slide out after you remove the screws securing the cuddy around the opening?
     
  2. fan

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    Try a putty knife to carefully loosen the compound holding the two together.
     
  3. Cousin01

    Cousin01 New Member

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    So the adhesive is supposed to be there? It is REALLY stuck. to the point where prying too hard will damage the flange on the cuddy
     
  4. jerinaldi

    jerinaldi Member

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    My cuddy has only the secrews and some wether stripping. Sounds to me like a prior owner glued that bad-boy in.
     
  5. Cousin01

    Cousin01 New Member

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    That's what I thought. I recently purchased a heat gun. I may try that to soften the adhesive.
     
  6. fan

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    I'm not telling you to pry it out but to cut the bond with a sharp putty knife.
     

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