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JDubya

Buying a reworked wedge

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Ndawg12

Saw this on ebay and I am considering bidding on it.

I am apprehensive about buying a reapired wedge. Should I steer clear or pony up and try and get a deal.

http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Original-Malibu-Wedge-w-mounting-hardware_W0QQitemZ200439948718QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2eab26e5ae

I assume you would be putting this on the 2000 vlx from your other post...??? I would put a floating wedge on instead for about 6-700 on ebay.

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jk13

Ha ha. I just looked at that last night myself.

Two things:

1) It is the bolt together style and has been repaired. You just never know.

2) It is the V shaped wedge. There are people here with way more knowledge than me, but from what I read the Echelon should use the original straight wedge for best results (ICBW). I'm sure it would work, and for half the price of new, it may be worth a shot. Especially if the mounting brackets are the same, you could sell/swap the wedge itself later.

Don't worry, I have many projects ahead of a wedge, so I won't be bidding the price up.

Edit: I assumed this to go on the Echelon because the Sunsetter already has one.

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skyskier

I would try to find one with three bolts holding the wing to the strut. My 2004 two bolt version broke twice. The three bolt version that replaced it held up well.

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Wakes

Ha ha. I just looked at that last night myself.

Two things:

1) It is the bolt together style and has been repaired. You just never know.

2) It is the V shaped wedge. There are people here with way more knowledge than me, but from what I read the Echelon should use the original straight wedge for best results (ICBW). I'm sure it would work, and for half the price of new, it may be worth a shot. Especially if the mounting brackets are the same, you could sell/swap the wedge itself later.

Don't worry, I have many projects ahead of a wedge, so I won't be bidding the price up.

Edit: I assumed this to go on the Echelon because the Sunsetter already has one.

To me that looks like the flat wedge - but it might be my little computer monitor throwing me off. The V wedge looks like this:

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Malibudude

Buying an earlier wedge off eBay as others have pointed out could have the weak bolts, hard to tell over the web. The Echelon is on the SV23 hull and technically the angled wedge would be the correct version to get, the flat wedge was for the diamond hulls. I would also recommend the free floating wedge.

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Dan P

Malibu won't sell replacement Wedges with the bolt together design anymore - only the improved welded design. Obviously for a reason.

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JDubya

So I guess I'll file this one under "NO."

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Pistol Pete

I wouldn't bother buying it.

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Dave SML VA

I emailed the seller some questions on Tuesday never heard back. I think I will pass on this and pay for a new one when I am ready.

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WakeGirl

Do it right, do it once. Get the floater.

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