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Strut replacement (Swim platform & Ski locker)

Discussion in 'Member Tips and Ideas' started by blacksapphirez, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. blacksapphirez

    blacksapphirez Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    834
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    Ratings:
    +599 / 19
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2013
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    24
    The struts were getting slightly rusty and seemed to be sticking a bit so I decided to buy a new pair of struts to replace them. They are 15" length extended with 30lbs of force. I decided to go with the 40lbs unit to give extra boost.

    This was a simple replacement plug-n-play. No modification is necessary!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Y3H0NS0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    ski locker strut in action
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  2. jdonalds

    jdonalds Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    571
    Location:
    Redding, CA
    Ratings:
    +310 / 3
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2006
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    21
    Yep. I replaced my engine cover struts about two years ago. Also replaced them on the tailgate of my 4Runner and 2008 Prius. I consider them expendables like oil filters but of course they last longer. Dead simple to install and it saves getting bumped on the head.
     
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