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When you apply heat, you generally need to use a torch that will heat super quick. A standard propane torch will heat gradually. This is usually more of an issue when removing an item than when installing one. When you apply "slow heat" to something installed, it will end up expanding both the outer layer and the the inner areas, so you never gain any leverage. Using the right type of torch and "flash heating" the outside hose will allow you to expand the outside while leaving the inner tube alone. We found this out the hard way when trying to remove our prop.
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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