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Crawdaddy

Raising the Malibu Wedge out of the water

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Crawdaddy

Has anyone been able to raise the Wedge when the boat is out of the water?  I popped the resetable fuse and wanted to test the Wedge.....it deployed just fine but will not go up.  Everything I read says you need to go between 1-10mph to raise up??

2009 LSV

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sabre

I've used the hose pointed at the paddle wheel.  That got it spinning enough to move the wedge.

 

You'll need a second person.

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oldjeep

Air hose to spin the paddlewheel works fine too.

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KeepingupwiththeJones

If you have another person you can just crawl under the boat and spin it by hand while some hits the wedge up button.

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Crawdaddy

You guys are awesome.....thanks!

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PeteOOXXOO

It's a safety feature that the boat has to be moving before the wedge can be raised (so nobody gets squashed out the back lol). Not sure on the older models but on my 2015 you can pull the paddle wheel assembly from inside the boat and spin it with your hand while some one presses the up button (too far to reach by yourself). Or if you have GPS control you can tow behind the truck and do the same.  I believe there is also a way of doing t solo within the settings (again, not sure on the older ones) but I can't recall the details and my boat is getting her start of season service (first outing for the season this Sunday). If you remind me I can check then?

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BearCreekBum
Just now, PeteOOXXOO said:

Not sure on the older models but on my 2015 you can pull the paddle wheel assembly from inside the boat and spin it with your hand while some one presses the up button (too far to reach by yourself)

This is what I have done on my 2008 and it works great and nobody has to crawl under the boat.

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Crawdaddy

All worked and saved me time and $$.  I will recalibrate next time out!  

Peteooxxoo your season is starting and our California season is starting to wind down.  Thanks for the help hope you have a fun and safe season!

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