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Old 06-14-2017, 01:05 PM
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Anyone have GSA and FAE?

Asking because it occurred to me there could be a fitment issue since the swim platform brackets were replaced and higher up than stock. Wondering if that will affect the install of the FAE?
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Old 06-14-2017, 01:42 PM
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Asking because it occurred to me there could be a fitment issue since the swim platform brackets were replaced and higher up than stock. Wondering if that will affect the install of the FAE?
Just make a longer connecting rod to the platform. Should not be too hard
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I have both on my x45. No issie at all and they actually made me one that worked thu hull and have zero connecting rods and love it.


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Old 06-15-2017, 07:18 PM
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so you don't have any other support than just where it attaches at the exhaust or am I missing something? looks good either way. I'm going with the 3 piece design since I know I can't measure for sh!t.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:50 PM
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It attaches at the exhaust and up to the platform. You cut the.rod to length that goes up to the platform once you have the FAE in place so should be fine.

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Old 06-15-2017, 07:53 PM
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just wondering then if the stock rod it comes with is long enough to cut down to reach the platform I guess. If not, I need a longer rod obviously. really want to get this done so my boat doesn't sound like a Harley
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:35 AM
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Here you go David. Same hull, GSA + center tab + FAE. On their instructions when they ask you to measure the depth of the center tab just be sure to include the extra length of the bracket on the center tab the actuator connects to in the down position. The exhaust flanges are angled slightly up to clear the center tab when it's fully retracted.

The vertical rod length is part of the measurements they ask for. I actually had to grind about an 1/8" off to make it fit perfectly.

I didn't follow their instructions completely on attaching it to the swim platform. They suggested three bolts into it and I only have two. Have considered going back and using the blocks at either end to get give it 4 connection points but honestly it's on there so tight it's probably just fine as is.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:15 AM
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:21 AM
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any idea which exhaust outlet we have? it's between standard and MC Flat I believe.

EDIT: nevermind, they show a pic on the FAE website and I happen to have a pic of the back of my boat handy, it's MC Flat.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:24 AM
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and it looks like you have the standard mounting option, not the additional side mount, correct?
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