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Old 02-27-2014, 02:11 AM
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OK I can give you measurements so that the rear grommets fit in the panel unmodified but I chose to go a different route.

I dremmeled (spelling) the panel and fiberglass to accept the Grommet. The depth of the grommet fits well in this scenario. I added a larger washer and voila perfect fit.







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Old 02-27-2014, 07:27 AM
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So if I start just making them all 8mm shorter will the bolt take up the difference on them or do you guys want the length the same and do what VP46 just outlined?
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:21 AM
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I would prefer to resize the grommet vs. Cutting out the boat. I will look at it this weekend on my 2005 X10 and let you know.

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Old 02-27-2014, 09:53 AM
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Being that I already sent yours just let me know how many of the shorter ones you need and I will get them sent out.

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I would prefer to resize the grommet vs. Cutting out the boat. I will look at it this weekend on my 2005 X10 and let you know.

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Old 02-27-2014, 09:56 AM
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^^ That goes for anyone who I've already sent to.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:11 AM
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I understand not wanting to cut out the boat but saying it out loud truly sounds harsher than it is. I probably should have re-phrased this. It's not cutting out.... it is basically enlarging the existing hole.

Note in my case it was the best option for few reasons:

1. two of the "built in" grommets in my panel were either gone or starting to break, only one panel hole was in perfect factory useable condition.
2. the PO had already enlarged the front hole and used the poor judgment of using a smaller diameter non factory bolt
3. the PO only had one of the original bolts in. The non factory bolt he had in was loose when I took ownership and it appears this may wore the existing hole into a funny shape.

It is my opinion and in my case the longer Machined Grommet not only is an aesthetically pleasing addition but VERY functional. Literally a better than new solution considering what a loose bolt can and will do to the fiberglass.

I am 110% satisfied with the longer grommet - This is a better solution to a problem that I was having that also provides a great look. More importantly I'm confident the next owner down the road will not have to deal with it!

PS this is ONE REALLY WELL BUILT boat. The quality of the glass back there and the thickness is impressive!
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:08 AM
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MI_Corey, I need a set, a PM has been sent.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:06 PM
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PM returned Michael. VP46... do you think an 8mm shorter version would have worked in all three positions on your boat? Just asking so others can make their decisions as to what they want. I will be running a batch of long and short this weekend.
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:56 PM
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Yes - 8mm shorter in all three will ensure no modification necessary.
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:01 AM
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i want a set of both sizes,, or batch how ever they come, 4-6 each i guess. PM on details, thanks, that way I'm safe either way
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