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post #6 of Old 04-15-2008
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Sorry to have been away so long, I haven't been able to reply to anyone's questions.

I have re-sealed many screw holes of my toe rail and I need to let you know that you may need to replace many of the screws. I found that the assemblers of the 8.0 have used longer screws than necissary and cut half way thru the screw then just breaking them off leaving a terrable burr as well as severely deformed threads, be prepared.

I suggest you remove one screw to get a proper measurment on the length, then determine the ammount of fasteners you need and buy a few more. Replacing them with new good ones is worth the dollars as well as your time.

The nuts behind the bulkhead can be removed with a costome made box end wrench, if you know someone with a tourch and a welder you can make one simple enough, I did this by cutting off the open end and welding another useless wrench end to lengthen the handle, I also had to make a bend in the wrench that the tourch made possable.

By the way dneeper, I got my 82 8.0B in Sandusky and brought her home to the Monroe Micigan aria and am very pleased on the handling and speed of it, you'll find your boat a pleasure to sail

Have fun this summer!


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