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browneye253

How to replace the tower tow point white plastic swivel?

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browneye253

I'm hoping this is a dumb question but my boat is an hour away and I'd like to make sure I have any required tools when I get there. As the title states my white plastic tow point bushing cracked.  I received the new one in the mail today but I'm curious what's involved with the replacement?  Does the top cap pop off to get access to a bolt?  This is on a 2012 with the G3 or 3.5 tower (can't remember). 

Thanks!

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wdr

Mine was either a 5/16" or 3/8" hex bolt IIRC.

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wdr

My '10 did not have a top cap, although there is no guarantee there wasn't one on it before I bought it new as a demo boat from the dealer.

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browneye253

Thanks... hoping that black cap (at least I seem to remember a cap) just pops off.  Maybe I'm brain farting and thinking of my last boat. Either way I'll make sure to toss my hex wrenches in the truck.

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wdr

The black top cap was a light cover on my 10. I did have to replace one of those push and twist to locks.

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browneye253

Just found a pick I was able to zoom in on... I think I was confusing that the anchor light was on top of the tow point but that's not the case.  I think I'll be good w/ just the hex wrench.  I like easy fixes.

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dalt1
16 hours ago, browneye253 said:

Just found a pick I was able to zoom in on... I think I was confusing that the anchor light was on top of the tow point but that's not the case.  I think I'll be good w/ just the hex wrench.  I like easy fixes.

Was definitely a hex wrench on my 12 VLX. I made a Bronze one for mine and one for buddies as the CompTec release is hard on the plastic.image.thumb.png.aaea75eb42e65f478b4b16e0b819c94d.png

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browneye253

Just a follow-up. Super easy replacement.  My 2012 it’s a 3/8” Hex wrench. 

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