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Old 06-28-2015, 08:18 AM
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Ski Rack Stuck

I have a big issue being able to get my boat into my garage, which is only 9' wide x 7' tall. The problem is mostly with the ski rack as it is either too wide or too tall when rotated. The logical solution would be to just remove the extension arms however, that is where the problem lies. I have popped the heads off of three bolts, removed one and rounded off two. The larger ones, I could not budge. I should add the first few years were spent in a salt environment so the salt air has gotten to the threads. Am I stuck with drilling and retapping?

I may as well address the racks themselves too. The springs have little to no tension and from what I have found, these springs cannot be replaced. Has anyone found a remedy for this other than a bungee or replacing the racks themselves?

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Old 06-30-2015, 03:16 PM
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:20 PM
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Have you tried anything products to loosen them, PB blaster or like product? Let it soak and try. You could try very light heat, should be enough to get them to move. I would just be careful with the heat.
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:26 PM
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Just take the whole board rack off, if that's an option
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I have tried PB blaster. I thought about heat but I am a little afraid of doing too much with heat and that aluminum. Taking the entire rack off is the obvious solution to getting it in the garage, however getting the rack off is the problem.
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:51 PM
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I have tried PB blaster. I thought about heat but I am a little afraid of doing too much with heat and that aluminum. Taking the entire rack off is the obvious solution to getting it in the garage, however getting the rack off is the problem.
It wont take much heat to be honest, but I understand the concern.
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