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747captain

Wicked Wake Install Problems

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747captain

The problem is.

The Brackett does not fit my deck.

It will take either removing (cutting) the decking or increase the width of the bracket neither of which I can/wil do.

So what did you all have to do to get this to fit??

No one has mentioned having to do this as part of the install.

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windy1

Mine didn't fit so I e-mailed them on a Sunday and he called me within an hour (on a Sunday). I sent him a picture and I had a new part on Tuesday. I new they would take care of me but didn't expect it so fast. works perfect now.

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Dylan01

You have the wrong brackets, probably for a teak deck and you have fiberglass.

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robbennett

These boats are not all identical from boat to boat. My neighbor at boat storage has an 06 vlx and his boat and mine have quite a few parts that are different. I know his platform is the same but has a different factory pad and different wedge door and latch. I'm sure they will be able to send you the right parts.

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747captain

Would someone with a fiberglass, rubber padded swim deck measure the bracket and there deck.

They are telling me they have NO issues with either deck fitting.

Mine does not fit and I told them it was fiberglass not teak.

If it dident have rubber padding it might fit.

I estimate a full 1/8" off

MY brackett is 2" wide

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747captain

Russ just got back to me light LIGHTENING. said I got teak deck set up, will replace ASAP.

Thats customer service.

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TC_2006_VLX

They have AWESOME customer service. My bracket snapped and they had a new one to me within the week. I would highly recommend these guys. That said make sure you build a safety cord in case they kick off. Mine slipped on last week (no idea how) and it would have been gone forever if I hadnt had the safety cord. PS these dont float!!!

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747captain

I agree and was thinking that very thing.

Would you post how you did that.

I was also wondering about those long sheet rock screws they provide for attaching the pieces together. I may use a recessed Stainless like they used.

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TC_2006_VLX

I took a vinyl covered cable and had loops created on each side. This can be purchased from your local Ace hardware for like 5 bucks. Then I bought a stainless steel carabiner (spend lil SOBs) and attached that on one end. Slide the cord through the 2 holes in the middle and then loop it through one of the loops you had created so it has a good hold. Then take your carabiner and snap that on to your back c hook and you have hedged your wake bet! I would also STRONGLY recommend swapping out the twisty piece they provide as its zinc platted. That sucker being the water as much as it is will rust in no time. I upgraded that at the same time when I was at Ace. Two buddies and I all ordered the wicked wake for VLX, VTX, and LSV. All 3 of us absolutely love the product once you get it dialed in. The goofy foot wake is especially good... to bad im normal. Again i was mind blown by their customer service especially with being a small shop out of a garage. Only pitfall is the fiance says we dont need to upgrade boats any time soon now haha

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747captain

Sorry

im with your Fiance

Im an apple valley transplant

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dalt1

They have AWESOME customer service. My bracket snapped and they had a new one to me within the week. I would highly recommend these guys. That said make sure you build a safety cord in case they kick off. Mine slipped on last week (no idea how) and it would have been gone forever if I hadnt had the safety cord. PS these dont float!!!

Mine float.

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TC_2006_VLX

Im getting married in 3 days so that might be cause for her reasoning haha

What brought you down to the deep south from the Tundra?

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TC_2006_VLX

Can you post some pics of your setup?

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747captain

I could never get use to the WINTERS

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TC_2006_VLX

Please see the attached.

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