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Old Mar 15, 2013, 06:04 PM
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Proboat Coast Guard replacement Parts


Does anyone know where I can get a replacment strut for my Coast Guard Boat?
Any and all help would be appreciated.
HR
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 06:21 PM
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Strut


Strut? please esplane fo me
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 11:54 PM
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Hi Bob here is a picture of the strut.
Old Mar 16, 2013, 11:21 AM
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It looks like you could repair your broken strut by soldering it?
Old Mar 16, 2013, 02:47 PM
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I was thinking of that kmot but I have never soldered metal to metal.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 03:26 PM
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I cant see where it is broken. Is it something that could be fixed with that stuff you get at auto supply stores? The name escapes me. "I know Im old". Some kind of metal mend puddy. Question is how did it break? Is the shaft bent or the prop unbalanced badly?
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Ok I see it now.
If it were me I would get a wet rag, cut a small slot in it, place it over the strut so it absorbs the heat at the base of the strut and use a propane torch and plumbing solder and flux.(outside) Just get the parts warm enough to melt the solder. the stuffing tube should keep the parts aligned, but not being there it could be off.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 03:38 PM
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Do you have a torch?
Old Mar 16, 2013, 04:26 PM
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I cant see where it is broken. Is it something that could be fixed with that stuff you get at auto supply stores? The name escapes me. "I know Im old". Some kind of metal mend puddy. Question is how did it break? Is the shaft bent or the prop unbalanced badly?
Bob
Ok I see it now.
If it were me I would get a wet rag, cut a small slot in it, place it over the strut so it absorbs the heat at the base of the strut and use a propane torch and plumbing solder and flux.(outside) Just get the parts warm enough to melt the solder. the stuffing tube should keep the parts aligned, but not being there it could be off.
JB weld? That's a great product
Old Mar 16, 2013, 05:04 PM
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DATS da one!
Old Mar 16, 2013, 05:14 PM
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I guess there is a first time for everything. I soldered it back on, I used my soldering iron and used some solder. Looks good to me. I found a strut kit for the pt boat and ordered it to see if they are the same. Will let you all know.
Thanks Kmot
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