Page 3 of 9 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 86
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Cottage Grove, MN
    Posts
    742

    Default

    Any concern with the threads loosening up or stretching over time since the bracket is aluminum?
    2006 Outback V - Gone
    2008 LSV - Gone
    2013 other brand

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    2,577

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mnpracing View Post
    Any concern with the threads loosening up or stretching over time since the bracket is aluminum?
    I guess we'll have to see how it holds up over time. It crossed my mind though and that's why I went with a smaller bolt so if it slops out I can drill/tap it again.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Spokane, WA
    Posts
    488

    Default

    This is an awesome idea. I can't wait to do this to my platform this year. I am so sick of hearing the platform bounce up and down with the waves. Solid idea Ian!!
    08 LSV
    Go big, or go home.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Tallahassee, FL
    Posts
    11,203

    Default

    This thread had me thinking about mine. Had to trailer 4 hrs down and 4 back from Clermont over the weekend. I haven't done the set screw yet so I put an extra tie down strap through the opening in the bracket and winched it down tight so it couldn't bounce around.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
    PWI
    LLTR!!!!!!!!



  5. #25
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Tigard, Oregon
    Posts
    3,016

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hattrick View Post
    Ian,

    How much of a lip do you have on your brackets which are mounted to the boat for the drilling and tapping of the set screw? I wanted to do the same with mine but after looking at it, it does not appear to be enough of a lip overlapping the bracket from the swim platform to drill and tap the necessary hole.
    I was thinking exactly the same thing when I looked at mine. The lip on my bracket is only about 1/4" wide. If I did what Ian did, less than half of the bolt would actually contact the platform bracket, but maybe that is enough?
    Al

    2006 Mobius LSV

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,840

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cab13367 View Post
    I was thinking exactly the same thing when I looked at mine. The lip on my bracket is only about 1/4" wide. If I did what Ian did, less than half of the bolt would actually contact the platform bracket, but maybe that is enough?
    You could always use large stainless set screws for this as well I would think.

    http://www.mcmaster.com/#about-set-screws/=ch5cpa
    2007 Mobius LSV

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Traverse City, MI
    Posts
    2,383

    Default

    The boat is out of the water and in my driveway, but its also monsoon raining outside, so I'm not much up for going and pulling the bolt to take pics, lol. I'll get some up shortly!

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Tigard, Oregon
    Posts
    3,016

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ian ashton View Post
    The boat is out of the water and in my driveway, but its also monsoon raining outside, so I'm not much up for going and pulling the bolt to take pics, lol. I'll get some up shortly!
    Ian,

    Never mind - I saw your answer in post #11 - I missed it the first time.

    Thanks,

    Al
    Al

    2006 Mobius LSV

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Cottage Grove, MN
    Posts
    742

    Default

    anyone know how to access the lower bolt in the swim platform bracket that is mounted to the boat? It looks like it goes in below the floor in the rear hatch.
    2006 Outback V - Gone
    2008 LSV - Gone
    2013 other brand

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    2,577

    Default

    My "fix" only lasted a couple of hours. The aluminum on the swim platform side of the bracket quickly deformed and started slopping around again. I tightened the bolts up again but it just deformed the bracket even more. Guess it's back to the composite shims...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •