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02-23-2006, 09:51 AM
Does anyone have any information on how many ft.lbs or torque should be used on the tower bolts. Where the tower connects to the boat. Over the summer some of them losened up and I do not want to over tighten or under tighten. I was also thinking of using some Locktight on the threads.

02-23-2006, 12:15 PM
I think those nuts are the ny-lock kind. With the rubber backing under the foot of the tower, i think would be difficult to throw out a ft.-lbs number. Besides, it's prolly more like inch-pounds.
I had to tighten mine last year. I used a screw driver (phillips) to hold the screw from turning and a nut driver to take the slack out of the assembly plus maybe an 1/8th to a 1/4 turn extra (no ratchet or anything I could get a lot of torque with).
That was the beginning of last summer just after I had my tower speakers mounted. I haven't had to revisit it since.
Hope this helps

02-26-2006, 09:59 PM
Same here. Went by "feel" tight but not a lot of torque.