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  1. #1
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    Default Loose hand rails

    Does anyone have an issue with their hand rails coming loose? My boat has already been to the dealer once for this issue but now my right hand rail is loose again. Has anyone successfully tightened their hand rails? Did they stay tight?
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    Default Loose hand rails

    I used the blue lock tite on mine when they came loose and it seems to be holding up. And we only put it back on hand right since we did not have a ratchet with a swivel that would fit up in there at the time


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    Default Loose hand rails

    Yeah, I had that problem as soon as I bought it...like literally it came off on the highway driving to ATL from The dealer in Birmingham. Spent almost 5 hours trying to fix it but then had enough and took it to the local dealer and they fixed it for me under warranty. Haven't had any problems since.
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    I looked last night with a mirror and a flash light...it looks like a pain in the butt to get too. I guess I will spend this nice weekend trying to get it tightened.
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    One of mine came loose on the end closest to the bow. It was a struggle to get tightened took out the speaker, used a lot of extensions, swivel, and tape.

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    Default Loose hand rails

    I have had the same issues as you all. I've had the starboard one in the bow fixed under warranty, after getting it hand tight on the lake. Unfortunately, it has come loose again and I am pretty sure I have tightened it myself in the last year or so anyhow.

    It is super tight to get access, but if you take out the speaker, you can get it tight with extensions and the like. I might even have used one of those ratcheting wrenches, but I don't recall exactly. I might have to try the blue lock tight this time...
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    The bow rails mount to our boats using a stud that threads into the bow rail, then when installed on the boat has a nut and washer that tightens the rail and stud to the gelcoat/fiberglass. Unfortunately these rails can loosen over time from vibration and stress. The stud closest to the windshied is usually the easiest to access by crawling under the driver's console area. In most cases you should find a nut, washer, and white square block of reinforcement material. The stud closest to the bow is a little harder to get to. In most models you can remove the bow speaker and with an extension or combination of extensions and a 1/2" socket, you can reach the other stud. In extreme cases, the fiberglass or composite area in which the speaker mounts to must be made slightly larger in order to fit your arm into the hole. When the speaker is reinstalled it will still cover the larger hole.

    If your bow rails ever do loosen or come completely off, I would recommend using loctite on both ends of the stud. Also, remember this is a bow grab rail. You should not use it to tie off any items such as anchors or dock lines.


    Jon Allen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    The bow rails mount to our boats using a stud that threads into the bow rail, then when installed on the boat has a nut and washer that tightens the rail and stud to the gelcoat/fiberglass. Unfortunately these rails can loosen over time from vibration and stress. The stud closest to the windshied is usually the easiest to access by crawling under the driver's console area. In most cases you should find a nut, washer, and white square block of reinforcement material. The stud closest to the bow is a little harder to get to. In most models you can remove the bow speaker and with an extension or combination of extensions and a 1/2" socket, you can reach the other stud. In extreme cases, the fiberglass or composite area in which the speaker mounts to must be made slightly larger in order to fit your arm into the hole. When the speaker is reinstalled it will still cover the larger hole.

    If your bow rails ever do loosen or come completely off, I would recommend using loctite on both ends of the stud. Also, remember this is a bow grab rail. You should not use it to tie off any items such as anchors or dock lines.


    Jon Allen
    Skeir's Choice Customer Service
    865-983-9924 ext 148
    Because I could not fit my arm in the speaker hole I just got my fiance to do it, she has a skinnier arm lol. Skinny friends come in handy fixing these things.
    David

    2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.

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    Thanks, guys!!!

    Jon, part of the pain was going to be figuring out what size socket to use; that's a big help. Thank you for coming on here and providing some info for us. This forum is one of the main reason's I bought a Moomba. I'm still very happy with my Moomba. I have 161hrs on it and counting. Thanks again guys!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    Because I could not fit my arm in the speaker hole I just got my fiance to do it, she has a skinnier arm lol. Skinny friends come in handy fixing these things.
    Dang it. I don't know anyone who's skinny. Maybe I can hire someone. Of course my wallet's a little thin right now.
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