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2005 Malibu Response LXI swim deck mounts worn. Anyone had luck retrofitting the newer stainless mounts and brackets


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Hi 

My swim deck is loose due to the rear mounts being worn.

I can either replace them both with the same which will wear out again

Try and have them repaired or has anyone had luck retrofitting the newer stainless brackets and mounts? If so what part numbers did you use

 

cheers

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5 hours ago, Ssh78 said:

Hi 

My swim deck is loose due to the rear mounts being worn.

I can either replace them both with the same which will wear out again

Try and have them repaired or has anyone had luck retrofitting the newer stainless brackets and mounts? If so what part numbers did you use

 

cheers

Pics?

 

if it’s the same as our 08, I’ve started shimming them. Ours has 1200 hrs on it, and a couple weeks a year moored on a rough lake. Guessing that’s where most of the wear has occurred. 

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i had the french cleat style as oem on my '04.  didn't hold up well.

replaced them, maybe a decade ago, with the new style stainless and am really pleased.

new stainless stuff is kinda spendy but look great and are holding up swell, so far.

be aware there are several lengths of those ss brackets and it took my dealer about 4 attempts to get the right length.

iirc the oem holes on transom were re-usable but you will need to punch an additional hole for an additional bolt. 

clearances (working around the fuel tank) were trying.

again, iirc, oem transom bolts are too short for the new parts.  lengthy ss bolts were costly, too. 

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electricjohn

I don't understand what could be wearing out. I have the ones you put a 3/16" (maybe 1/4") pin threw after placing platform. Is it that style?

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22 hours ago, dhcomp said:

Pics?

 

if it’s the same as our 08, I’ve started shimming them. Ours has 1200 hrs on it, and a couple weeks a year moored on a rough lake. Guessing that’s where most of the wear has occurred. 

Thanks for your reply, mines done 1500hrs.

I’m not have much luck loading photos, tried a few times. 
any tips for that too lol

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14 hours ago, tvano said:

i had the french cleat style as oem on my '04.  didn't hold up well.

replaced them, maybe a decade ago, with the new style stainless and am really pleased.

new stainless stuff is kinda spendy but look great and are holding up swell, so far.

be aware there are several lengths of those ss brackets and it took my dealer about 4 attempts to get the right length.

iirc the oem holes on transom were re-usable but you will need to punch an additional hole for an additional bolt. 

clearances (working around the fuel tank) were trying.

again, iirc, oem transom bolts are too short for the new parts.  lengthy ss bolts were costly, too. 

Is your boat an 04 Response LXI?

Im sure there probably the same bracket set up.

i like the idea of the stainless steel brackets, less prone to wearing.

Do you have part numbers of the mounts and brackets that you used?

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10 hours ago, Ssh78 said:

Is your boat an 04 Response LXI?

Im sure there probably the same bracket set up.

i like the idea of the stainless steel brackets, less prone to wearing.

Do you have part numbers of the mounts and brackets that you used?

not lxi, mine is a cb response like my profile indicates.

just thought you may appreciate a little insight.

no part numbers but, since mine is NOT an lxi, it doesn't cross anyway.

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9 hours ago, tvano said:

not lxi, mine is a cb response like my profile indicates.

just thought you may appreciate a little insight.

no part numbers but, since mine is NOT an lxi, it doesn't cross anyway.

Might be the same brackets though.  The platforms are designed to be practically universal.  I'd actually be interested in switching over to that style if you like them.  I'd like to be able to more easily remove my platform by myself.  I can do it with the old slider setup, but it's cumbersome so I only do it when I need to work on/near the transom.  I think if I could remove it myself more easily, it'd add garage space.

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