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Starboard rail came loose at bow


wakeboarder3780

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So I noticed after trailering the boat back after winter that the rail on the starboard side of my bow has come completely loose (looks like the nut completely fell off because i can lift the rail a good 1/2 inch and see the thread underneath it. I have no idea how to actually get behind the gunnel (correct term?) up in the bow to re-attach the nut.. Does anyone know how?

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Looks like someone went in through the flip up bow light?? I guess I don't have the boat in front of me but I'd be surprised if I could actually fit a ratchet (let alone my hand) through that hole:

This is news to me but I guess the side cushions can be removed as well. I guess I know what someone else tried.. Any other suggestions?

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You should be able to reach up behind the side cushions to reach that area, depending on how long your arms are and how patient you are.

-Chris

You were right, it was way easier than i thought it would be. Since it was so loose I had a buddy lift up on the rail and i squeezed a little loctite onto the bolt thread before retightening back up. Shouldn't be a problem again for a long time ;)

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