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    Step by step Skeg install with pics

    How to install Green Hulk Ride Plate Skegs
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    Things you will need:
    1. Green Hulk Skegs
    2. High strength waterproof epoxy (Loctite or Devcon)
    3. 80 grit sandpaper or sanding sponge
    4. Measuring device (ruler, tape measure, ect)
    5. Rubber gloves
    6. Marker or gease pen
    7. Block of wood the length of a skeg (1 ft long 2x4 works well)
    8. Floor jack (car jack,bottle jack, ect)



    Prep work
    1. Pull the ski back on the trailer about 6-10 inches to gain un-obstructed access to the rideplate area.
    2. Prepare the rideplate, use the 80 grit sandpaper and rough up the bottum flat part of the rideplate were the skegs will be installed.
    3. Prepare the skegs in the same way (Steps 2 & 3 are important to achive a good bond with the epoxy). Becarful the skegs are sharp!
    4. Measure 5 1/2 inches apart on the rideplate & make a mark 1 inch forward from the rear of the rideplate on each side .
    5. Hold one of the skegs up to the rideplate placing the rear of the skeg at the mark you just made & make another mark at the front of the skeg
    (make sure the front marks are 5 1/2in apart like the rear). Repeat for the other side.


    Installation (Put on your rubber gloves!!)
    1. Prepare your epoxy acording to your brand instructions.
    2. Dap/smear/dribble epoxy on the flat surface of the skeg making sure to cover the entire surface (you dont want any air bubbles).
    3. Place the skeg onto the rideplate & align it with the marks you made when measuring.
    4. Use the floor jack & block of wood to push & hold the skeg tight to the rideplate, epoxy will ooze out everywhere (just let it be....you will sand it
    off in a later step).
    5. Check alignment after raising the jack.
    6. Let the skeg set for the suggested amount of time for your epoxy.
    7. Repeat steps 1 - 6 for the other skeg.



    Finish work a.k.a SANDING
    1. Allow the epoxy to set for the manufactures suggested time (usally 12-24 hours).
    2. Use the 80 grit sandpaper or sponge to remove the excess epoxy that oozed out during the installation.


    Hit the water & ENJOY!
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    Nice write up!

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    i never saw the actual instructions but........ i think your supposed to put the back point on the back edge of the ride plate........Jerry made the marks on my ride plate himself so ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocko672 View Post
    i never saw the actual instructions but........ i think your supposed to put the back point on the back edge of the ride plate........Jerry made the marks on my ride plate himself so ......
    Yup, that's the way i put mines, right on the back edge of the ride plate.

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    I would NOT use liquid epoxy either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXP Steve View Post
    I would NOT use liquid epoxy either...

    The same thing here, i used one brand PC-11 "Marine Epoxy" white paste (white and grey) it worked GREAT

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    Clayton, i would not trust that epoxy.

    I have tried other epoxy's and lost skegs. Loc Tite Aquamarine epoxy is the best i have used.

    http://www.hardwarestore.com/media/p...2_front200.jpg

    It's also thick and gooey enough you don't have to use boards to hold the skegs up against the rideplate until it cures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    Clayton, i would not trust that epoxy.

    I have tried other epoxy's and lost skegs. Loc Tite Aquamarine epoxy is the best i have used.

    http://www.hardwarestore.com/media/p...2_front200.jpg

    It's also thick and gooey enough you don't have to use boards to hold the skegs up against the rideplate until it cures.
    mr hulk mines more than epoxy can fix

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPR/STX-15F/RXT View Post
    The same thing here, i used one brand PC-11 "Marine Epoxy" white paste (white and grey) it worked GREAT
    I used the same, worked great!

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    so which is it skegs all the way back to the edge of the ride plate or positioned the same way in the pics?

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