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    Default Wat to do

    Okay guys the jack arse who owned the boat before me decided to pull a d.a.m (dumb arse move). He cut off one of the bolt that bolted my lower unit on! Okay easy fix right? So i get a $15 easy out set drilled a hole tapped it in started turning it the threads flattened out so i moved to the next size. It got a bite and i started backin the bolt out maybe half a turn if that much then POP the p.o.s supposedly hardened steel easy out snapped off inside the damn bolt !!!! So wat do i do now im so frustrated with this bolt its just been one shortcut after another from the previous owner!

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    that sucks. I had this happen working on a geo, I had drilled all the way through the bolt so I was able to punch the easy out through the bolt into the aluminum block. Another time i was able to break the easy out but was told later I was lying.
    Good luck with it.

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    That darn hardened steel ease out was made out of some brittle steel,As rdb sayes they can sometimes be pushed through,but as luck would have it,you probably have a blind hole try chipping it out with small chisel,possibly diamond shaped blade and pinpoint heat if you can use it!...Truly a drag, have patience.Good Luck Amigo!
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    Smooth has the idea. The reason it snapped it because it was hardened. My dad taught me that for every 1/4 turn I should back it up to keep it loose. If you can get it hot and quench it that may help, but a separating disc on a dremel may be you r best bet.
    Good Luck!
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    This all sounds like French to me. Just call Evan's...
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    Okay guys thanks alot i really appreciate the input ive own thing boat for 3 months now and have yet to get it on the water im so damn ready to be done!

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    It might be a slow process but I would try drilling it out! I know how you feel about getting in the water It was almost 4 months before I got mine in! I bought my boat & the people that had it before me NEVER registered the trailer & The guy that originally owned it had Died & Luckily his wife was still Alive & was able to get me a copy of the will That stated she was the Executor of his estate & Could sign the Trailer Registration over to me. Then I got the motor's Carbs redone because it was sitting for a while & took it to a place in the Heights @ West Gray & Montrose The Mechanic Could not even fix it right! DO NOT GO THERE!! Luckily My friend had a neighbor that was a retired boat mechanic & still did side work & Fixed it right the First Time! MARKS BOAT REPAIRS 713.694.7756 Nice Guy & Knows his Stuff!

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    Thanks!

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