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2003 Response LXI Ski Pylon Maintenance

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Hello Crew. The swivel part of my pylon still turns but not freely.  I've never touched the thing since we got the boat. How should I lubricate/maintain it now? Thanks for the expertise.

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Remove the top cap to expose the nut, remove and the swivel top pulls off to reveal the bearing.  Clean and grease if in good condition.  There is a diagram available, google or look at owners manual, Malibu brochure.

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cap is held on w an o-ring.  corrosion will likely make it difficult to remove.  perhaps a bit of spray silicone might help?

use caution removing the chrome plated plastic cap else you will chip the plating which will catch / fray the ski line.

i've had good luck with a pair of safety razor blades then a screwdriver between them.  

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