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WOODSBU2

MANUAL WEDGE PROBLEM

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WOODSBU2

I was on the water the other day and went to put the wedge down and I couldn't get it to go down. Later when we took the

boat out of the water I went to check the wedge everything looked good and it went down without a problem. The next day on the water

the wedge wouldn't go down again.

Has anyone had this problem?

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edgeski1

Are you having trouble getting the pins to release?

If so, are you standing on the platform when you're doing that?

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wakebrdr94

It always seemed to be a pain in the water. I don't know why, but I stopped using the door, and just jumped in the water to do it

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Michigan boarder

On mine, the wedge barely touches the platform. Pins squeeze in easy with no weight on the platform. Stand on the platform and use the hatch door, and one pin is really tough to move, cuz the platform is putting some pressure on the wedge. So I grab the pins with one hand and squeeze, then grab the wedge with the other hand and yank up.

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WOODSBU2

I was in the water trying to put in down. One of the kids might have been on the platform. I've had the boat now for about 8 years and have never had a problem.

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edgeski1

If you were having trouble squeezing the pins, it was stated above, the platform sags enough with someone standing on it to rest on the wedge, applying pressure to the pins.

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martinarcher

Agreed, weight on the platform will make deploying difficult. Make sure there's no one on there and you should be fine.

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skiguy

Sorry to hijack -- does anyone have problems with the speedo pickups interfering with the pin? On my '98 Sunsetter it's a huge PITA as the pin hits the speedo pickup just before it clears the bracket. Bad design?

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Stevo

Might go without saying but Grease up those pins...

:plus1: get in the water

Edited by Stevo

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wakesetter8796

I don't know if this is what you are talking about, but when we had our 01, we stuck paper clips in there.

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apwrx

i keep it lubed and never have a problem, one hand to raise or lower.

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