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removing pin on 2008 malibu tower help


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have never lowered tower since new ,

have tried recently however one of the pins will not come out ,

have tried everything .

any help appreciated


I assume this is the illusion tower?

I have the Titan III, but I have lowered a buddy of mine's illusion tower before and the first time, I had to have someone jiggle to tower a little to get them to move. Can you twist them at all?

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I've found if someone pushes up on the tower from the bow of the boat the pins almost fall out.

:plus1: I ended up having to use a set of channel locks to pull mine out too - the first time. I would add some silglide or grease to the pin when you put it back in - that will help in the future. It definetly helps to have someone lift on the tower and rock it some (up and down) while you pull out the pin.

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It's not necessarily the retains pins. It could be the clearance between the tower, pins, bushings and base. I have custom bronze bushings in my tower and my fit is tight, so my pins are hard to remove.

Have someone rock the tower, while you try to slowly rotate the pins out. If that doesn't work remove the ring and use vice grips to pull.

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