I have a new-to-me 2007 Getaway with wings, and when I got it home the other day, I noticed that I couldn't put the rear locking pin in place on the port wing.
On the struts, there are a couple of sets of holes. There is the horizontal set of holes, through which the bolt that holds the lockpin cable is fastened. Then there are the two sets of vertical holes through which the lockpin is inserted, in order to lock the wings open or closed.
I cannot lock the port wing in the open position. Here's why:
When the wing is closed, the vertical holes on both the inner and outer strut bars line up (on both the front and rear struts and I can push the lockpin through both).
When the wing is open, the holes on the rear strut do not line up, and there is no way to push the lockpin through. After staring at them all for awhile, I realized that the holes on the rear outer strut (the one that attaches to the boat's rear crossbar) have been drilled in the wrong place. I took the whole strut apart to investigate, and can confirm this is the case.
Here is the front port strut, showing the bolt holes (horizontal) and the lockpin holes (vertical). You can see that the bolt is physically above the lockpin (ie. the lockpin hole is closer to the trampoloine). This is consistent with all three of the other struts (on the starboard wings).
Here's a picture:http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/78800380@N ... 0/sizes/m/
However, on the rear port strut, you can see that the bolt is physically below
the lockpin hole (i.e the lockpin hole is closer to the wing seat). you can see this here:http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/78800380@N ... 2/sizes/m/
When I took the rear strut apart, I confirmed that the holes exist, it's just that they were drilled in the wrong place. They were drilled above the bolt hole, instead of below.
To me, this seems to be a defect in the manufacturing process of the lower outer strut bar, on the port side rear strut. I am concerned that this might be a safety issue, as I cannot lock the wing in the open position.
Has anyone ever seen this before, and are there any thoughts on how I can resolve this? I'm hesitant to drill new holes into the bar, as I don't want to compromise its structural integrity.