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 Post subject: Mirage drive V2?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:10 pm 
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I have the new style V2, and my question is how do I change the mast on the turbo fin if I bent it? I bought the replacement package( extra mast, sst turbo fin and some hardware) does it just unscrew? Do I need to carry a special tool? Any opinions? :?: :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Mirage drive V2?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:42 pm 
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The V2 masts just unscrew from the sprockets. There will either be a slot for a screw driver, or a flat side to the mast to grip with pliers. Use some blue loctite when reinstalling the mast though. You may be able to straighten it without removing it too.

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 Post subject: Re: Mirage drive V2?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:07 pm 
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I bent mine also fishing the IFA a couple weeks ago. Remove the fin and at the bottom of the rod there is a flat spot to grab them with vice grips and just unscrew them

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 Post subject: Re: Mirage drive V2?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:31 pm 
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I bent mine this weekend loading onto my trailer (Note to self; Stick a warning flag on the bow to remove the drive before loading.) I removed the ring clip from the adjustor side, then gave the stainless steel rod a good press while holding down the drive to the floor of the kayak and it straightened right out. I reinstalled the ring clip and it's all good now.


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 Post subject: Re: Mirage drive V2?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:51 pm 
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SkiPro3 wrote:
I bent mine this weekend loading onto my trailer


Oh man...that's not good. :o

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 Post subject: Re: Mirage drive V2?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:15 pm 
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Thanks all. I want to make sure I have all the necessary tools to do the job. I really appreciate this forum for all the great idea's( except loading on the trailer w/out removing the drive)L.O.L :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mirage drive V2?
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I agree this forum is great along with u-tube which often gives a great visual presentation.


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