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Pirate planks

Wakesetter power wedge lost screws

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Pirate planks

Hello,

We have a new 2012 Wakesetter with the power wedge. We realized it wasn't coming all the way up and when we pulled it we saw that we were only left with 2 of the 6 screws that hold the hydraulics to the transom. Since we are far away from the dealer we are trying to do this ourselves. Does anyone know the assembly of it? Is it bolt on top and locking washer on bottom? Or what is the suggested assembly? Also, we are running the boat in salt water.

Thanks in advance!

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nyryan2001

Pirate- sorry to hear about your troubles. lots of examples on here of how seemingly no brainer fail-safes are ignored and this type of stuff pops up on these otherwise great boats. industry standards ignored. my reccomendation would be to redo it with what we all know is right in that application. forget lock washers, locktite and star washers.

BOLT--->Washer--- Washer---->LOCKNUT. Stainless steel. end of story.

My dash and steering wheel both nearly fell out due to similiar shortcuts. Hopefully this is the 1st and last quality fail for you.

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wdr

Pirate, welcome to the Crew. +1 what ryan said about the lock nuts/Nylocs.

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Pirate planks

Nyryan, thanks for the confirmation on the locknut! Exactly what we needed to hear.

Appreciate the time you took to reply

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oceanbu

i was told not to use stainless steel nuts especially in saltwater on the wedge. Reason is you will get stainless steel galling and will never get them off. Essentially the metals will fuse together.

Use the brass ones. I change all my wedge bolts every 3rd summer.

I am guessing if you have a 2012 you have the sacrificial anodes on the transom.

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