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Posting for a buddy with a 2000 RF18. He is installing a new TM and is having a hard time getting to the nuts in the forward console. I asked if the boat had a plate glassed in and he said “no”. Anyone using some type of lag bolt or some other trick to get to the nuns?

thanks in advance.

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If he can see the bolts, use an closed-end wrench with a piece of PVC as an extension. Slide the wrench into the PVC and Duct tape the wrench and pipe together. Then put a piece of duct tape on the bottom of the wrench to hold the nut from falling out. Might also need a light and mirror. Man on top tightens the bolt.

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Yup, that's what he tried to do but dropped a bunch of nuts in the bilge. I found him a stainless toggler at West Marine from Fasco that should work.

Thanks and tight lines

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Good deal.  Now sure if I ever told you how much I appreciate you letting me look at your Shade Blade and answering all my questions. Bought and installed mine about 2 years ago. Best thing I ever did for my boat. I get lots of lookers and questions about that top, but have never seen another on the water. You da Man.

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