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  1. #11
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    Oct 2005
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    Durham, NC
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    I think mine came with lock washers? A nylock nut could probably work as well.
    Brian Roberts
    2001 Outback DD

  2. #12
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    Jan 2008
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    Tallahassee, FL
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    I hate nylock nuts for hard to reach places. You have to use a tool all the way. No finger loosening or tightening. Better to use a good lock washer.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
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  3. #13
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    Aug 2011
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    Newnan, GA
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    My daughter’s arm was small enough to get to the nut and get it tight.
    2011 Moomba LSV

  4. #14
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    Feb 2011
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    Skiatook Lake, Oklahoma
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    Default Loose hand rails

    Mine came loose. Removed the speaker, side seat cushion and front cushion. Used my son to help through speaker hole, guide a long flexible extension on the end of a nut driver with deep 1/2 socket. Which I tightened from under the front cushion. Used loctite on all from then on.


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    Todd Brooks

    2015 Mojo (on the way)

  5. #15
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    Jul 2014
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    Fayetteville, NC
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    Bow rail rear bolt problem: FIXED

    So....I too have fallen victim to the "loose bow rail" problem. After reading all of your post I pretty much knew I was in for a treat and thought I was going to need a good day to probably get it done due to expected frustrations. The good news is I tried to tackle this on a Monday night after I was able to slide out of work a little early, therefore I was looking for a challenge I guess.

    In the midst of my challenge I have found a pretty fast way to get to the rear port and starboard front rails point if you are having to replace the entire bolt.

    What I ended up using is kind out there but it worked to basically give me a easy way to have the bolt in place. I had some electrical wire (standard 8 gauge style auto wire ) heat shrink tubing that goes over your wires and you heat it up to protect your wire such as on a utility trailer. I fished the tubing though the top of the bolt hole for the rail and fed it though the storage compartment so that I could place the bolt into the end. This allowed me to pull the bolt to the top with the socket set and extensions taped to the bolt itself. After I tightened up the bolt to the rail with RED lock tight I was good to go and I was able to tighten it up in about 45 minutes.

    Just thought I would share that for the masses in hopes of making someones life easier. FYI....I still had to try out for circus by doing a little bending around of my arm, but thankfully not too much.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Sugar Land, TX
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    610

    Default Loose hand rails

    Nice. I always dropped fishing line through the hole and tied it to the bolt. Your way probably lines up better.
    2011 Mobius LSV

    Ron

  7. #17
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    Jul 2014
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    Fayetteville, NC
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    Yes, but it looks like I have to tackle the front bolt now after this long weekend! Yeah for challenges towards the end of the boating season.
    Quote Originally Posted by rca View Post
    Nice. I always dropped fishing line through the hole and tied it to the bolt. Your way probably lines up better.

  8. #18
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    Jul 2014
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    Fayetteville, NC
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    Well....for those that are wondering.....I was finally able to get my front rail bolt tight after buying some flex socks that were listed above. I ended up going though the speaker opening to go around my wire bundle that is so tactically tucked up in the way of the bolt hole. I seriously only spent about 45 minutes told with using the flex extensions on my 3/8's drive socket.

    Long story short.....INVEST IN THEM AND SOME RED LOCK TIGHT IF YOU HAVE RAILS THAT YOU WANT TO TIGHTEN UP!!
    Garl Wilson
    2011 Mobuis LSV

  9. #19
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    Aug 2007
    Location
    Alpine, Utah
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    With the right tools, this is a piece of cake. Without the right tools, this is practically impossible. What are the right tools? These: http://www.amazon.com/Anytime-Tools-...cket+extension

    These flexible socket extensions made it super easy for me. I went in through the speaker hole. I used blue locktite on the bolt going into the handrail. I had my niece, who has much smaller arms then I do, reach in through the hole and put the nut and washers on and then tighten it as much as she could with her hand. Then I went up through the bottom with the flexible extensions. My niece attached the socket onto the nut and held it in place while I tightened it up. Took 10 minutes.

    Don't beat yourself up. Just by these extensions and be done with it.

    Garn
    Garn
    2007 Mobius LS (Direct Drive)

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