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  • PickleRick
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    I guess I can try to locate the nuts and make a small cut in the headliner, maybe use some sort of vinyl material to patch it back with epoxy.

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  • Seahawks II
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    Those are through bolted. So put a socket on the nut which is probably covered by liner and put someone on the the top side to hold the bolt from turning.

  • Senorjeem
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    Yeah, well way up in there is where you would find the nuts, prob 3/8". Worst case scenario would have you removing the entire eyebrow in order to get at them.
    I had mine out because the wood was rotten and required replacement

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  • PickleRick
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    That ive had off to run wires to the new spot light. What I need to replace is the foot of the stainless steel railing. . mounted on top

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  • Senorjeem
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    Originally posted by PickleRick View Post
    The foot of the rail, next to my son's left foot. There is no wood under the hard top to remove. The screws must be thru bolted. When I hit them with the impact driver they just spun
    I call that piece the "eyebrow" mine was rotten, that is the wood under the overhanging roof piece. I had to remove about 20 screws holding the rain edge on, and then unbolt from inside the helm area above the windshield . When you follow the helm area roof liner to the windshield inside, there are screws holding the 3 or 4 inch vertical piece on. Those screws are hidden in the folds in the vinyl. If you can remove that vertical piece, you may be able to get a wrench on the nut. It won't be easy though.
    Last edited by Senorjeem; Yesterday, 07:42 PM. Reason: Added picture

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  • JThiessen
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    Ah - I was thinking you were on the inside. I ran into a similar issue when I changed out the anchor light for a radar. I can’t tell you the correct process to get at them - I ended up cutting a slit in the fabric and liner and putting a wrench on it - ended up covering it with a backing plate for the new radar mast.

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  • PickleRick
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    The foot of the rail, next to my son's left foot. There is no wood under the hard top to remove. The screws must be thru bolted. When I hit them with the impact driver they just spun

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  • JThiessen
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    Rick - it’s a two piece panel that is screwed into 2x2 wood. Just find the screws and remove.

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  • PickleRick
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    I dont have shelves in the helm area. The part I need to replace is at the front part of the hard top forward of the spot light. This is the end fitting. Directly below it is the overhang that shades the windshield.

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  • JThiessen
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    Originally posted by PickleRick View Post
    We have rails on the hard tops of the 2859. One of my sanctions has been damaged forward of the windshield some time before I took ownership. Id like to replace it. I have the replacment in hand but these are held on with thru bolts with nuts on them. There is a head liner material between the windshield and the outer edge of the hard top towads the bow.

    and secrets to accessing these 2 nuts without jacking my engine headliner?
    Does yours have a shelf? I posted pics of the removal of mine - but I believe that was in the old forum. Screws are almost always in the material folds

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  • PickleRick
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    We have rails on the hard tops of the 2859. One of my sanctions has been damaged forward of the windshield some time before I took ownership. Id like to replace it. I have the replacment in hand but these are held on with thru bolts with nuts on them. There is a head liner material between the windshield and the outer edge of the hard top towads the bow.

    and secrets to accessing these 2 nuts without jacking my engine headliner?

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  • PickleRick
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    I really like your thought process

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  • Jeffw
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    Water cannon. Slingshot with ice cubes. They hurt like hell and the evidence melts.

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  • PickleRick
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    When I need mercruiser parts i run my serial number through the mercruiser websites parts look up, whether it be engine, leg or transom assembly.

    I then take that part number and Google it. Sometimes eBay or Amazon has it cheapest, sometimes it's an online dealer. A wrong order from Amazon or Wal-Mart.com is by far the easiest to return.

    I don't have the luxury of a local dealer I can reach on a lunch break, id need a half day off. If I had a local dealer I'd get to know their parts department well.



    Also random question for you guys. Who uses their 2858/2859 in an area popular with jet skis? I feel like the pied piper calling out with the 2858 when i take off across the lake. Its like the jet skis can feel the wake with some 6th sense. If I stop they'll wait around until i start again just to follow the wake. She does make some beautiful wake id love to hit with a knee board if I was 15 years younger.

    I don't mind it if they keep their distance but occasionally they get too close. Ive often thought a blow up doll thrown overboard could potentially scare one of these idiots enough to never get too close to another boat but i also don't want to explain to friends and family(especially my kid) why a blow up doll is always on the boat. A harpoon is an option that's less likely to get me uninvited to social events but much more likely to get me boarded by the guys at the DNR.

    20 years ago boaters were more respectful and courteous.

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  • Senorjeem
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    Hey guys. I'm gonna replace my oil cooler on my 93 7.4. (454) where is the best place to find a new replacement? I don't need the integrated power steering cooler, just oil.

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