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Old 08-13-2016, 10:32 AM
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2008 swivel rack

I have an x2 2008 and wondering if anyone has taken the swivel racks apart. I ran into our dock with rack on the outside and did some damage to the inner pin that allows it to swivel. The knob that screws the pin in and out is stripped so i think inside it is bent some.
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:51 AM
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Did the same thing. Take the Allen bolts out carefully so as not to drop parts. Maybe even hang a bucket underneath if your a bit clumsy. When you separate the two aluminum clam shell pieces, be careful as there is a plastic tensioner with two springs inside (why I suggest the bucket). You will have to take the parts back home then to do the real work.

Now you have to remove the stud from the knob without scratching the knob so you can get the stud out of the clam shell piece. Use a vice with a towel in it and a good pair of vise grips to remove. Once done, then you will have to fix the threads with a helicoil from your local auto parts store. That kit is gonna cost about $40. You will have to cut down the helicoil as it will be too long at stock length. Make sure the new threads do not stick out of the aluminum clamshell or the part won't work when installed (don't ask how I know this). Install the helicoil and be sure to locktite in. Install the stud back in the clam shell piece. Then put the knob back on the stud and be sure to locktite.

Now your ready to go back to the lake with your parts for re-installation. I would put a little grease on those springs and the plastic guide to make them stick together during re-assembly. This is where the hanging bucket becomes the best piece of insurance so those little pieces do t go swimming.

For the record, I don't believe these parts are made anymore to my knowledge. Check with your dealer first and you can avoid some of the work.

Good luck and let me know how it works.


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Old 08-13-2016, 12:16 PM
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Thank you was hoping it was easy fix but at least it is fixable
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Thank you was hoping it was easy fix but at least it is fixable


It's really not that bad if your handy. Just take your time so that you don't lose parts. Probably the hardest part 😎


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Old 08-25-2016, 03:36 PM
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Job is finished a d back to new. One alteration to the above is I had to go up one size with the bolt and knob to 7/16. Smaller bolt and threads were done so simply went up one size and worked great.
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MasterCraft by Design and Lake Erie Skipper have ZFT3 tower parts of you end up needing them.


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Old 08-28-2016, 05:18 PM
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Thanks, the fix was easy but will give them a call next time I need a part or sometimes Rambo Marine has odd parts.
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