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Old 06-08-2015, 09:36 AM
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'05 X-2 Tower Knob

My tower is missing a take-down knob - where's the best place to find a replacement? The PO put in a galvanized bolt and a steel washer which is rusted to hell in its place. I hope the bolt comes out without mangling the threads I will have to drop the tower on my lake to go under a bridge at the local on-water gas station every time.

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Old 06-08-2015, 10:41 AM
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:00 AM
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:47 AM
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$105...now I see why there's a bolt in there! Thanks for the link fannin!
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:20 PM
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Google new dimension towers and call or email them, I got replacements for my 03 from them, different tower but Wayne would know what you need.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:24 AM
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I second Bjen. Just order 3. 2 to match and 1 for a spare. We stay a few weekends at a lake where you are constantly pulling the tower down for bridges and always visualize dropping a knob in the water.
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:48 PM
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Wayne at New Dimensions didn't design the tower for 2005 and on - he couldn't help. I contacted XTP who did build the tower but MC delivered a "parts kit" to XTP including the knobs so they are NOT available from XTP.

3rd option seems to be: http://greatlakesskipper.com/masterc...ack-knobs-pair

I'm not sure of those are the exact ones (and my boat is being detailed so I can't pull the current knob out to check). Anyone know if that's the right thread size/count/length? I sent them an email to verify as well. The knob certainly looks different.

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Old 06-10-2015, 04:49 PM
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Can't help with the knobs but all my bolts were frozen too. I took a strap wrench to the knobs and they just eventually rotated off, leaving the bolts in the tower.
I was able to loosen the bottom two with the double-nut trick. Top ones though are recessed too far for this to work. I need to take more time to figure something out. I give them a shot of PB Blaster every now and then. We'll see.

Fortunately I don't need to collapse my tower . . . yet.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:48 AM
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I haven't tried loosening the Bolt or the one existing knob yet. I imagine they are seized up though...I might be buying a bunch of 5 gallon cans in the near future...
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:19 PM
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I picked up a stainless steel rod from Lowes an some of these aluminum knobs and make my own knobs.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rch_detailpage
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