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I have a manual Wedge and recently tightened the bolts due to it looked too loose. Now it's a little to tight to make moving up and down easy, now it takes some effort. Made me think of asking is there a set amount of torque that should be placed on the bolts that hold the wedge bracket, or is it just a "feel" thing.

Kinda stupid question, but I rather be safe than sorry... Dontknow.gif

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I can move my manual wedge up and down in the water with one hand. It’s more so the pin that’s going to keep it in place. I would say the bolts need to be snug enough so the nuts won’t back off. I’m assuming the nuts are self locking. As long as that’s the case they're not going anywhere.

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Awesome, I guess i'll loosen it up a bit. Right now it takes me 2 hands to do when i'm on the water, but it used to be a 1 hand operation. thanks for the info.

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I would hit the hinge bolts and barrel slide with some WD-40 and then adjust the nuts to where the wedge is an easy one handed operation. When I had a manual wedge I used to do WD-40 every couple of weeks to keep everything smooth. It makes a big difference. Also, make sure you keep the bolts that hold the wing to the strut nice and tight. If you have not upgraded those bolts, that should be the first item on today's to do list.

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