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Old 11-24-2017, 07:07 PM
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Broken lift cylinder

I just drove my boat from my driveway to the storage unit. Once there I noticed the tower sitting crooked. This is what I found.
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:12 PM
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Has this ever happened to anyone else?
I looked around a little on line and found this. https://mcpartsdepot.com/products/cy...ulic-s-zft5-12
Is that what I am going to need to spend to fix this? If so there is no way in hell I make enough to continue to own a Mastercraft.
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:25 PM
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I’d probably call your dealer. that’s insane
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:38 PM
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I know its insane. Im hoping to do much better. I have not taken it apart yet, but I would think I could have a shaft built for way less. I am guessing it is actually a cheap cylinder inside a expensive billet housing hopefully I can match it up.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:00 AM
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please post pics of your project. maybe it's an easy fix - after you take the section apart.
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:21 PM
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Started tearing into it.
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:15 PM
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Old 12-10-2017, 06:49 PM
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Got the cylinder disassembled. A piece of chromed rod and a little time at the lathe and I should be able to make one I'm thinking.
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:50 PM
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too bad... but good find
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I’d dig around on sites like this and see if you get lucky. I can’t imagine these a custom machined for this application

http://www.midwestcontrol.com/series.php?id=83


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