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Boat:  2006 VLX Wakesetter with Power Wedge

Just purchased boat in October and I am fixing things up for the summer as the boat was a bit neglected.

Issue:  While replacing the Power Wedge actuators I noticed that the holes on the actual wedge that attach the wedge to the wedge bracket look different.  On one side (Starboard) of the wedge the hole is threaded to match the bolt.  On the other side (Port) the hole looks like it might have been threaded at one point but isn't now.

Notes: 

* I have cycled the wedge up and down 15 - 20 times while working on the actuators and it seems to be ok.

Concern:  When in the water and under a full load (moving/water resistance) will the fact that the port side is not threaded cause issues with my power wedge?  Not going to be able to get the boat out until next weekend to test.

Thoughts & Solutions:  I would love to get folks thoughts and ideas about this being an issue or a solution if you think it is.  Hopefully, without spending a $1,000 on a new wedge.

Thanks

 

 

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REHinH20
23 minutes ago, Reese said:

Boat:  2006 VLX Wakesetter with Power Wedge

Just purchased boat in October and I am fixing things up for the summer as the boat was a bit neglected.

Issue:  While replacing the Power Wedge actuators I noticed that the holes on the actual wedge that attach the wedge to the wedge bracket look different.  On one side (Starboard) of the wedge the hole is threaded to match the bolt.  On the other side (Port) the hole looks like it might have been threaded at one point but isn't now.

Notes: 

* I have cycled the wedge up and down 15 - 20 times while working on the actuators and it seems to be ok.

Concern:  When in the water and under a full load (moving/water resistance) will the fact that the port side is not threaded cause issues with my power wedge?  Not going to be able to get the boat out until next weekend to test.

Thoughts & Solutions:  I would love to get folks thoughts and ideas about this being an issue or a solution if you think it is.  Hopefully, without spending a $1,000 on a new wedge.

Thanks

 

 

I have this same boat - replaced both actuators last year, and everything matched up on mine - there was no difference between the sides.

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