Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Lake Allatoona; Woodstock, GA
    Posts
    2

    Default Removing Rad-a-cage tower wakeboard Rack on '07 LSV

    Any DIYers have any suggestions or guidance for removing one side of the wakeboard racks on the 07 LSV without stripping the hex screw? I fear one side may have started so I might also be inclined to see if anyone has been able to remove such a screw? Bought a Roswell IS ski rack at this year's boat show but if I can simply move the existing rack and keep the look uniform on the tower, I'd be more inclined to do that, but first things first.

    Thank you, appreciate any insight!
    2007 Mobius LSV
    Allatoona Lake, GA

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Fresno, Ca
    Posts
    107

    Default

    Drill a straight pilot hole into the screw and use an easy out
    2006 Outback V
    1992 Ski Nautique Open Bow

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,163

    Default Re: Removing Rad-a-cage tower wakeboard Rack on '07 LSV

    Plasma cutter?
    2002 Moomba Mobius LSV - Sold
    2006 Moomba Mobius LSV

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Ft. Collins, CO
    Posts
    228

    Default

    Is the hex head stripping out, or are the bolt threads stripping? If it's the head, I would try to various amounts of tightening on the other screw such that it takes a bit of the pressure off of the questionable bolt but also not so tight that it tries to misalign the clamp and put weird pressure on it. I definitely have a hard time removing those bolts if the other one is removed entirely first.
    2007 Mobius LSV
    1989 Sanger Skier DX - sold

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Lake Allatoona; Woodstock, GA
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Thanks for the suggestions. It doesn't sound like the easy out is the most successful option so hopefully it doesn't come to that. I'll try tightening the other bolt and see if that helps. It is the hex head that is starting to strip out. I'll give it another shot tomorrow and hope for the best. Thanks again.
    2007 Mobius LSV
    Allatoona Lake, GA

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,163

    Default Re: Removing Rad-a-cage tower wakeboard Rack on '07 LSV

    Pbblaster let it soak for a day, if it strips either beat a torx lager bit in it, or just drill the head of. Then use vise grips to remove the remaining screw stud..
    Easy out can turn really bad if it breaks off in the screw your screwed.. Lol
    2002 Moomba Mobius LSV - Sold
    2006 Moomba Mobius LSV

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Tallahassee, FL
    Posts
    11,462

    Default

    Just be careful. Don't be like my Dad. I caught him one time working on the old Buick. He broke a water pump bolt off and was trying to drill it out. When I found him he was trying to drill out the broken drill bit.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
    PWI
    LLTR!!!!!!!!



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Fresno, Ca
    Posts
    107

    Default

    The easy out will work well if you use a good bit, right size and a quality easy out. The cheap ones are the ones that give people trouble. Turning the easy out without putting lateral pressure is also important.
    2006 Outback V
    1992 Ski Nautique Open Bow

Posting Permissions

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