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Mechmaster

Wedge Bolt Size

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Mechmaster

I was working on the VLX yesterday and noticed that the head was sheared off one of the bolts which connect the Wedge foil to the arms. I have the 'bent' Wedge with (4) of these bolts total, but only (3) of the bolts were still intact.

Luckily, no damage has occured (other than the sheared bolt).

I need to replace the broken bolt. Does anyone know the size and length of an appropriate replacement bolt? Thanks.

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DC-STRO
I was working on the VLX yesterday and noticed that the head was sheared off one of the bolts which connect the Wedge foil to the arms. I have the 'bent' Wedge with (4) of these bolts total, but only (3) of the bolts were still intact.

Luckily, no damage has occured (other than the sheared bolt).

I need to replace the broken bolt. Does anyone know the size and length of an appropriate replacement bolt? Thanks.

I was working on my boat today and I noticed that I have one broken also. Looks like I am going to remove the three and take the wedge off then use an easy out. That Stainless can be tough drill.

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Sunsetter95
I was working on the VLX yesterday and noticed that the head was sheared off one of the bolts which connect the Wedge foil to the arms. I have the 'bent' Wedge with (4) of these bolts total, but only (3) of the bolts were still intact.

Luckily, no damage has occured (other than the sheared bolt).

I need to replace the broken bolt. Does anyone know the size and length of an appropriate replacement bolt? Thanks.

On my older Wedge, they are 1/4X24 (fine thread) SS flat head bolts and I believe they are 1 1/4 long.

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Pistol Pete

I'd go to Titanium bolts if possible.

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skyskier

I had a bolt sheared on my 4 bolt wedge. (2004 LSV) Malibu sent me 4 new "special" bolts. Apparently they were not "special" enough because two of them sheared and left me with the dreaded bent strut. Malibu sent a new strut/wedge assembly with a 6 bolt wedge. I have had no trouble since. All under warrantee.............love my 'Bu!

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