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  1. #71
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian ashton View Post
    Exactly my thoughts. If the factory gauge did water temp I would have gotten it.
    That's my only complaint. Wish I would have searched around a bit more before putting the factory unit in.
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  2. #72
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    Default 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.

    Before Video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6gXetJpjeI


    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...
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  3. #73
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    Ian, I think this is good enough to copy and paste up a HOW TO. Nice work!
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  4. #74
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    So which transducer did you go with to get the water temp, thru hull I'm assuming?
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  5. #75
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    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

  6. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    Ian, I think this is good enough to copy and paste up a HOW TO. Nice work!
    Good idea! Done:
    http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthrea...767#post134767

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    Perfect! Thanks!
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  8. #78
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    ideas always show up after I do something. thats it. no more mods for me
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  9. #79
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmandley View Post
    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?
    Nope, I just took the platform off and used a hand drill and threaded the tap in with a wrench. The whole process took about 10 minutes.

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