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  1. #1
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    Default Steering cable replacement 04 XLV Gravity

    Hey guys... I know there are other posts about this but thought I'd make one for a few other tips learned...

    First I tried the attach a rope to rudder end and pull... worked until end of cable vanished under floor, then no mas. I really didn't want to deal with pulling up the floor.

    When the above did not work I asked my lovely wife for the screw gun and proceeded to pull the 13 or so screws that hold the floor in place. Don't forget the 4 in the driver's cupholders. This pulling of the floor did not go over so hot with the wife but in hindsight it was well worth it and necessary. The steering cable was tie wrapped about 5 times to the bundle of hoses and wires which ran forward to the driver console (a bit of info that I haven't seen on forums in the past) and would have made pulling almost impossible unless the wraps just broke as you pulled. I say it was worth it because after the wife got mad that I pulled the floor I was able, and had to, complete the rest of the replacement myself in about an hour to hour and a half. All is put back together and can't wait to get her back on the water this weekend for our annual wakeboard and surf in costume contest. It'll be alittle cold but should be a blast.
    2004 Moomba XLV Gravity Games Edition
    1100's all around, Acme 1235 prop

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    Nice write-up! Take any pics of the process? Finding the screws and floor removal would be a great addition to the How-To forum. Glad to hear it all went smooth-ish.

    Thanks again for the write-up.


    PWI as usual...

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    No pics of the floor removal but haven't put screws back in yet... temperature and time were not on my side. I'll take photos this evening of the install process for the floor.
    2004 Moomba XLV Gravity Games Edition
    1100's all around, Acme 1235 prop

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    Album created within profile with descriptions of screw locations and counts on screws. Hope this helps in the event that you need to remove floor.
    "Floor installation - screw locations"
    2004 Moomba XLV Gravity Games Edition
    1100's all around, Acme 1235 prop

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    Perfect! Thanks, that should be very helpful to someone when the time comes.


    PWI as usual...

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    This thread and the photos have been very helpful. Thanks so much for posting!

    I almost have the floor up on my 2005 XLV. It is a bit different than the 04, apparently. There are definitely fewer screws holding the floor.

    I am currently stuck in one last corner of the floor, at the rightmost edge by the driver's foot. The cupholder assembly is held down by just a couple of screws. That's out of the way now, but still something is holding the edge of the floor down. I cannot tell if it's an overlap with the fiberglas wall, or something yet unseen. Attached is a pic.

    Any hints? Thanks in advance.
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    2005 XLV, upgraded ballast, Comptech swivel wakeboard and hydrofoil racks, Monster cargo bimini

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