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zzbutler

Has anyone had a problem with the Illusion X tower rattleling?

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Boomer

Mine did on one side, pretty bad in rough water. Sounded like crap.

During my 10-hour service, I had it fixed by the dealer under warranty. I think they put some kind of bushing or shim or something, but no longer rattles.

Edited by Boomer

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woody

Ours does the same thing on the right side. We found the heli coil loose. WE fixed it on the spot, but it still rattled when the boat hit a hard wake.

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stusumm

I also had the exact prblem. The dealer fixed it right up. They added a bushing in the hinge area and had to tighten where the tower is attached to the boat. No noise now in about 50 hours. Clap.gif

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stewart

Mine is going through this right now. My port side is slapping and my starboard side is squeeking

I went to the dealer and they didn't find a fix. So I called Metcraft. They said the towers are shipped off the boat, only the base is mounted at the factory. Apparently somewhere in transit or at the dealer a plastic bushing is getting lost. He is sending me a couple to install. Also, he said to make sure the front bolts have a "knurled surface" on them. These bolts are slightly bigger in diameter and can help reduce movement.

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wakeace
Mine is going through this right now.  My port side is slapping and my starboard side is squeeking

I went to the dealer and they didn't find a fix.  So I called Metcraft.  They said the towers are shipped off the boat, only the base is mounted at the factory.  Apparently somewhere in transit or at the dealer a plastic bushing is getting lost.  He is sending me a couple to install.  Also, he said to make sure the front bolts have a "knurled surface" on them.  These bolts are slightly bigger in diameter and can help reduce movement.

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Where do the plastic bushings go? Front bolts? Rear bolts? or both? I did not see any on the rear when I colapsed mine. My tower was making some noise but seemed to go away after I tightened the bolts.

This is good info to have. Thanks Stewart.

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stewart

The inserts go around the front bolts. You maybe able to see them when you collapse the tower.

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