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04-24-2011, 04:58 PM #712007 Moomba Outback - waiting for summer!
Why Not? Play Hard! Get wet
04-24-2011, 09:01 PM #72
Today's Project: Eliminate the Platform Slop...
This was one of the cheapest things I've done to the boat yet, and yet one of the things I am most excited about.
I feel like if there is a varying degree of "slop" in the swim platform, mine would have been on the 'worse' end of things. At the very least, its annoying as hell.
So, I figured if I could put a few set screws into the bracket, it would at least reduce the rattle a little.
A blank slate:
So, I just drilled and tapped a 3/8-16 hole about mid-way on the inboard side of the platform bracket. I actually bought Stainless Steel allen bolts for this application, but I couldn't find the correct size wrench, so for testing it out I used a few spare Zinc plated bolts I had laying around. I'll swap in the allens once I get the correct wrench:
...and the verdict: NO MORE SLOP! It didn't just reduce the sloppy clunking, it completely eliminated it! I'm so happy, I can't wait to get it in the water and see if its a permanent fix, or if I'll need some more tweaking.
Question: Does anyone know how I can get that oxidization off the platform brackets? I've tried everything, and nothing seems to work...
04-25-2011, 10:50 AM #73
Ian, I think this is good enough to copy and paste up a HOW TO. Nice work!My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
04-25-2011, 12:47 PM #74
So which transducer did you go with to get the water temp, thru hull I'm assuming?2007 Mobius LSV
04-25-2011, 02:19 PM #75
I ordered a Lowrance PDRT-WSU - I believe the depth transducer is a 'shoot thru hull' and the water temp sensor is a drill thru hull. They are slated to arrive this week, so I'll post up my progress on that project when they do
04-25-2011, 02:22 PM #76
04-25-2011, 02:36 PM #77
Perfect! Thanks!My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
04-25-2011, 08:05 PM #78
ideas always show up after I do something. thats it. no more mods for meHey, Its Moomba time
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04-25-2011, 08:33 PM #79
I liek the idea Ian, i have the same slop but its pretty small compared to what you had in your video.
Did you take the brackets off to drill and tap?Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
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04-25-2011, 09:16 PM #80