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local 11 spark
03-23-2008, 06:42 PM
My 2008 outback has (4) # 10 or 1/4 in screws for each foot on the tower. Backing those up, is a 1/4 inch fender washer with a nut. Is this the installation method everyone has??

JesseC
03-23-2008, 11:37 PM
Sounds just like what is in mine. Were you expecting something different? If so, what are your thoughts.

local 11 spark
03-24-2008, 01:14 AM
I don't know...maybe a steel plate that the 4 screws attach to in the gunwale. I'm thinking it could have been more structurally built. I'll probably put some backing in mine tho...

llxlv
03-24-2008, 02:02 AM
With the new deck designs the backing plates are no longer needed.

hiqualityH2O
03-24-2008, 02:40 PM
Seems like backing would be a good idea to disburse stress points. I know other boat mfgs. have backing. On the other hand, I'm sure SC would do it if it was absolutely necessary.

llxlv - just curious what's new about the deck design that eliminates the need for backing?

Thanks

cab13367
03-26-2008, 10:45 PM
My 2008 outback has (4) # 10 or 1/4 in screws for each foot on the tower. Backing those up, is a 1/4 inch fender washer with a nut. Is this the installation method everyone has??
On mine, there is a pretty good size backing plate on the front legs, just fender washers on the rear legs. That makes sense since the front legs are the ones that see the pulling forces.

Al