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    VTS Removal

    Is there any way to remove the VTS bolt without the VTS socket adaptor ?

    Furthermore does the adaptor come with the Riva Thru Hull kit?

    I got a little trigger happy and started ripping apart the ski in anticipation of goodies from hulk arriving.


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    I used a pair of adjustable lockin pliers to remove mine, it was a PITA but it worked, just be patient it will come off. And no the Riva exhaust doesnt come with any special tools

    Jay

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    Had a feelin, well back to tryin everything in the garage to get this thing off.

    Thanks for the quick answer!! Love this site.

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    I unbolted the mount to the inside of the hull and started backing it off with a crescent wrench. Then I held the nut with my hand and turned the whole vts unit inside the hull instead of the nut. I disconnected all of the plugs so I wouldn't wrip any wires before I started turning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by precisionrxp
    ...started backing it off with a crescent wrench. Then I held the nut with my hand and turned the whole vts unit inside the hull instead of the nut.
    dang, wish I would've thought about that. . . I was working on the nut the whole time

    Jay

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    I just bought the VTS socket a few years ago. I thought it was exspensive for one use, but since then I must have used it about 20 different times.

    You can go and buy the big thinned walled sockets for it for about $15 bucks.

    .

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    G,

    The VTS tool is ideal but here's an old-school tip:

    Get a piece of 1.25" PVC pipe (12-18" lenth) and a hose clamp that fits it.
    Heat one end of the PVC w/heat gun or torch until it's flexable.
    Put the hose clamp on loose.
    Push the hot PVC onto the VTS nut and tighten the clamp.
    Hold it in place until it cools.
    Remove the clamp and you have a VTS tool.

    I hope this helps, it has for me.
    Erin

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    I used a hose clamp but not like that. I put the clamp around the VTS nut and used a pair of channel locks to get it loose then went in by hand. Getting it back on I probably won't go that route though.

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