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 Post subject: For Matt Miller
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:51 pm 
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Matt what is the difference in v1 and v2 Aka's I am waiting on my conversion kit and I did not realize it came with different ones the on my other AI? Better or worse why different one than one on a factory island?



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 Post subject: Re: For Matt Miller
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:36 am 
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We only do V1 for Island conversions. V2 is only available on new Islands.

V1 vs V2 is the aka connection point at the crossbar. V1 uses a hinge pin. V2 uses a casting (permanently pinned to the aka) that inserts into the crossbar. V1 is a stiffer connection. V2 is easier to assemble / dis-assemble.

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 Post subject: Re: For Matt Miller
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:52 pm 
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Thanks Matt I appreciate the reply is the v1 as strong as the v2 and why not put the v2 on the conversion kit? I don't care I already bought the kit just curious.

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 Post subject: Re: For Matt Miller
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:12 pm 
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The V1 connection seems stiffer. Not sure either is stronger than the other. Part of the issue is remaining stock of V1 parts after the transition to V2 in boat production. We commonly offer only the newest stuff in boat production.

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 Post subject: Re: For Matt Miller
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:31 pm 
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Makes sense to me thanks again


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 Post subject: Re: For Matt Miller
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:38 pm 
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I prefer the V1 aka, many prefer the V2, both work well. Both have had issues that some have experienced, but each issue has solutions, all posted here on the forums.

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 Post subject: Re: For Matt Miller
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:57 pm 
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Thanks Bob I will let you know my take in a few months


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