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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:54 pm 
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One of the tension legs supporting a wing (aka backrest) on my Getaway broke. it is bolted into the end cap of the wing, and the bolt is so frozen that it won't come loose, sso I can;t replace it. I'm nervous about using a torch because, although the end cap is cast metal, the wing itself is a resin, and the torch might burn it. Might or might not. Any ideas? Anyone with experience removing that particular frozen bolt?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:12 pm 
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Remove the wing cover (blue mesh material). The seat itself is aluminum. The bolt threads into a tapped hole in the casting. Corrosion has caused the issue, so a penetrating fluid and or heat can help break it free. Heat the casting close to the bolt hole, if at all possible.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:52 am 
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Again Matt, thanks for the quick and cogent reply. Best to you.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:51 am 
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On a related note, I have trouble pinning one of the wing sides up and down. With the wing down, I can't pin the forward leg, and with the wing up, I can't pin the aft leg. I can adjust one of the legs on the cross bar, but not the other.
Does anyone have a tip for adjusting these?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:39 pm 
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The boat could be twisted? If on a beach and uneven ground?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:54 am 
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No, Matt, it's on a trailer or in the water. I gave it some thought, and I think if I loosen up the adjustable leg, pin both legs, then tighten the adjustable leg again, it'll be OK.

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