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    Another Hull Bites the Dust.....Goodbye SL750

    Hated to do it, but it had to go....bulk pickup will be taking it to it's final resting place today. BUT, I did salvage what I could for the benefit of others and premix $$ for myself.

    I cut the top of the hull with my recip saw and the hull with a circular saw...if your try the same thing, the circular saw blade will be junk when you are done...mine is bent up badly.

    No snow here today...
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    If you use the blade turn backwards,you won't hang the teeth. I've use them that way even to cut heavy Sheet metal used for Pole Barns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996SLTX View Post
    ...I cut the top of the hull with my recip saw and the hull with a circular saw...if your try the same thing, the circular saw blade will be junk when you are done...mine is bent up badly...
    You know, most of us have seen very few cross sections of the structure of these hulls.

    If you could take a few more photos, it would be nice to have some pictures to show how these things are built, especially the foamed areas, and how the inner and outer hulls relate to each other.

    I know I didn't fully realize WHERE the foam was in the hull when I first looked at these things, or that the foam between the hulls was actually structural.

    Do you have the energy to cut apart the rear area, so we can see how the inner and outer hulls meet around the transom and pump tunnel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keddano View Post
    If you use the blade turn backwards,you won't hang the teeth. I've use them that way even to cut heavy Sheet metal used for Pole Barns.
    Or use a very fine toothed blade. More money for the blade of course, but it won't catch either.

    Backwards mounting the blade - hmmm. I imagine if you used a carbide toothed blade, it might actually cut fairly well!

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    As I was reading the posts, the bulk pickup truck was loading the ski into the truck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Or use a very fine toothed blade. More money for the blade of course, but it won't catch either.

    Backwards mounting the blade - hmmm. I imagine if you used a carbide toothed blade, it might actually cut fairly well!
    No, you don't want to run a carbide blade backward to cut metal because you run the risk of one of the carbide pieces coming off like a bullet. Plain steel blade with a course tooth and a fair rake works best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axgrider73 View Post
    No, you don't want to run a carbide blade backward to cut metal because you run the risk of one of the carbide pieces coming off like a bullet. Plain steel blade with a course tooth and a fair rake works best.
    Hmmmn, cut up a few hulls have we

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    Hmmmn, cut up a few hulls have we
    No, but I use to install tin roofs. I also sold power tools for a while and seen some pretty nasty results when people mis-use power tools or try to "make it up as they go."

    You know the type, they hear someone else talk about it, then all of a sudden they have "stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night" and know everything about everything, next thing you know, they have a finger or two that is shorter than it used to be.

    And yes, I still have all of my extremities in perfect working order.

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    SPEED KILLS, BUT YOU GET THERE QUICKER Keddano's Avatar
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    There is actually a blade made for cutting Sheet Metal,It basiclly a full dia. steel blade,With about 6 -1/8" slots running halfway up toward the center, ending at a 3/16" hole. Does a really great job,but sharp edge.

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    You should have made a couch out of it!

    We're gonna make a couch out of my '98 SeaDoo if and when it
    dies......for my son to take to college as a couch..........kinda like
    those Chevy's at some restaurants......

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