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rowjimmy77
05-23-2005, 10:03 PM
This thing is really buggin me.....

The winshield post on the observer side is no longered anchored to the dash ( or whatever that is called) the (2) screws are just popping out over any wake....

here is my problem I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get under the thing, it is right next to the glove box but there is no way that I can see to get in there to put some screws w/ nuts??? :uglyhamme


Any ideas ? I know I havebasically the same boat as East TX skier, but his is in alot better shape....

thanks for any help on this ......

east tx skier
05-23-2005, 10:12 PM
Welcome.

So it's accessible from under the observer seat? Try pulling a screw and shining a flashlight through the hole. Then lift up your seat and get under there and see if you can find it a little easier. Just guessing. That hasn't happened to me yet. I assume the driver's side is okay? Good luck.

rowjimmy77
05-23-2005, 10:15 PM
divers side has clear access already tightened but the observers side I have no clear way to access underneath....

Basically do I have to remove the side panel in the front walkthru to the open bow and if so how does that thing come off ????

Any ideas ?

east tx skier
05-23-2005, 10:20 PM
Lots of things on mine seem to be thru-bolted, which stinks when they get the least bit loose. On the newer 205s, there aren't pads in the walkthrough and it's solid. Not sure if it's solid underneat ours, but that'd be my guess. Get under the observer seat and look for nuts and bolts securing those things in place. You should be able to tell if it's solid on the other side or not (I've never bothered to look).

Does the glove box come out? It's technically a drink cooler, so they might have (and I stress might have) made it removeable. Keep us posted.

By the way, and not to threadjack too much, but have you ever thought about cutting access to the storage under the port-side bow seat from the area under the observer seat? I keep thinking it might be nice to be able to get a ski in there (the newer 205s one long open space.

east tx skier
05-23-2005, 10:30 PM
Okay, I just went down and looked at mine. That's a pickle. The walkthrough pads are held on with little plastic dohickies (I imagine similar to what holds the combing pads on). From the inside, it's all carpeted and feels pretty solid.

So either, you have to access it through the walkthrough pad or that glove box has to come out somehow and it seems to be attached to a lot.

Looks interesting to put a positive spin on it.

rowjimmy77
05-23-2005, 10:33 PM
I dunnow about the glove box, I doubt it is comming out.... my fear is that I crack one of those pieces and can never find a replacement....I will try the flashlight down the (2) holes but it is sealed up pretty well under there.I think you have to go thru thew Vinyl panels in the walkthru but I dont want to just rip it off

As far as the storage, i thought about it but no for me. my boat is a well used 1992 model......it seems like everything is comming loose or broken,... i am starting to think my 13K 2 years ago was alot for this boat.

Tomorrow I will be back in love with my boat but today I kinda want to divorce.....

east tx skier
05-23-2005, 10:37 PM
I've had those moments. I just got out from under my oberver seat and I don't think the flashlight will do you much good afterall. Of course, I've got a bunch of junk under there. I've pretty much rulled out cutting a path, too. I haven' checked my ski locker for water since I hit it with the shop vac at the end of last season. For a while there was always a bit of water down there. If it's become a dry oasis again, I may start using it.

tph
05-24-2005, 02:56 PM
This thing is really buggin me.....

The winshield post on the observer side is no longered anchored to the dash ( or whatever that is called) the (2) screws are just popping out over any wake....

here is my problem I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get under the thing, it is right next to the glove box but there is no way that I can see to get in there to put some screws w/ nuts??? :uglyhamme


Any ideas ? I know I havebasically the same boat as East TX skier, but his is in alot better shape....

thanks for any help on this ......


I don't know the boat real well, but could you install wellnuts or some other fastener that installs from the exterior and expands beneath the fiberglass upon tightening?

AirJunky
05-24-2005, 03:23 PM
I haven't been able to look at my 94 on this problem. But I did replace the screw in that windshield support some time ago. The old one would just spin in place as the hole had widened out. I just stuck a bigger SS woodscrew in there & it's been fine. Are you sure your supposed to get a nut under there? If you can look in the hole & feel around to the sides, maybe a molly would work.

rowjimmy77
05-24-2005, 10:24 PM
I did put bigger screws in there but they stripped the hole out in about 1 month.....I think I am going to try the smallest molly I can find to make this work ....thanks for the idea

I also might try my hand at tightening the winshield screws while I am at it.......

rem_pss308
05-24-2005, 10:45 PM
I did put bigger screws in there but they stripped the hole out in about 1 month.....I think I am going to try the smallest molly I can find to make this work ....thanks for the idea

I also might try my hand at tightening the winshield screws while I am at it.......

Another idea would be to remove the post, and epoxy the holes, and start with small holes again.

The windsheild should be easy. I have looked at mine getting ready to take it off, and repaint it. There is a foam gasket looking thing at the bottom front of the windsheild. Pull that out, and you have access to the windsheild bolts. The other side of the bolt is pretty easy access, unless you are large.

To take the panels off in the walkthrough, if you can get a car door panel remover tool, it should help a lot.