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 Post subject: Wing Slug Removal Help
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:59 pm 
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The starboard rear mount point for wings has a long 1/2" diameter stainless steel slug that fits into the rear crossbar. It's longer than the other three mount point slugs and I can't figure out how to remove it. Any great ideas?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:07 pm 
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I'm pretty sure you have to drill out the rivets on the corner casting and remove the casting to get that slug out.
My 18 is a standard (non-magnum) and it has this slug - presumably installed by the factory in the event that the boat would ever have magnum wings installed. I think this slug is longer so that it can bridge the opening for the tramp.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:12 pm 
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Thanks, I hope that's not the case! My other option (so far) is to lengthen the opening area just enough to get it out.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:36 am 
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Removing the corner casting is no biggie. Just drill out three rivets and pop it off. I'd certainly do that before grinding the opening larger.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:55 pm 
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its junk.... you should sell me the wings.... :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:12 am 
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Why do you want it out?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:45 am 
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I'm selling the wings and need to give the hardware to the buyer.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:34 am 
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poolemarkw wrote:
I'm selling the wings and need to give the hardware to the buyer.


I would have the buyer check to see if the slug is already installed in his boat. Like I said, I think this is something that may have ended up being installed in all the crossbars by the factory, so it's possible that it's already there. I know it's on my '85 boat and that has never had magnum wings. Keep in mind that it may be hidden behind the hull saddle. It would certainly be worth a look.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:58 pm 
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That's an excellent idea! I'll ask the buyer to see if it's already on his boat.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:26 pm 
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Ok, the buyer's boat didn't have the long slug so I just bit the bullet and removed the casting. It wasn't too big of a deal after all.

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