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2018MojoPro
07-17-2018, 01:00 PM
Anybody else experiencing this? I know some of the '16 and '17's didn't have reinforced walls, my '18 came from the factory with the steel plates in the wall, however the floor channels are made of PVC, and the screws pull/break through after my 3rd use. Both sides of my walls are caving into the engine, factory ballasts. These pics are right after ballasts were emptied, opened locker and this is what I saw (other than I moved the bag over to see the wall channel better), but the walls were pushed in as you can see.

I'll be talking with my dealer, seeing if SC has an upgrade for this. Seems like the channel should have been bade of aluminum, not plastic.

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korey
07-17-2018, 04:10 PM
I didn't know they were plastic!! Mine haven't broken yet, but I'm abusing them... One has popped out once but it didn't permanently damage anything. The reinforcement parts on the 18's are aluminum (I think). I was considering making a set out of stainless with a thicker section depth (not thicker material, but deeper pocket) to help stiffen up the panel itself. I didn't know the channel in the base was plastic though... Aluminum would have been a much better choice...

jmvotto
07-17-2018, 04:18 PM
just buy aluminum L channel and mount to the floor ... easy fix

RC_Hinojosa
07-17-2018, 04:27 PM
Anybody else experiencing this? I know some of the '16 and '17's didn't have reinforced walls, my '18 came from the factory with the steel plates in the wall, however the floor channels are made of PVC, and the screws pull/break through after my 3rd use. Both sides of my walls are caving into the engine, factory ballasts. These pics are right after ballasts were emptied, opened locker and this is what I saw (other than I moved the bag over to see the wall channel better), but the walls were pushed in as you can see.

I'll be talking with my dealer, seeing if SC has an upgrade for this. Seems like the channel should have been bade of aluminum, not plastic.



My Craz did this earlier this season when I switched to Enzos. My panels had the factory reinforcement but I added the Wakemakers panel saver kit and I braced the floor channels on the motor side with aluminum L brackets.

BigOrange
07-17-2018, 05:01 PM
just buy aluminum L channel and mount to the floor ... easy fix

This is exactly what I just had to do a few weeks back as well. Went out once since the mod and it seems to work. With 1100's my reinforced panels (with the WM kit) were jumping the bottom channel almost every outing.

Dan
07-17-2018, 05:24 PM
I also had to do this about a month ago. I did away with the plastic channel and put 1/2 inch aluminum channel in its place. Works good so far.

parrothd
07-17-2018, 05:56 PM
Same.. Also the hidden compartment where the pumps are will break lose too.

Boonejeepin
07-17-2018, 07:00 PM
just buy aluminum L channel and mount to the floor ... easy fix

That is exactly what I did. I was even able to find a piece at Lowes that was the right length. The back side (toward the engine needs to be a bit taller.


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The General
07-17-2018, 07:34 PM
I just noticed this on mine yesterday. I have the F24 1600lb sacs though so I am not that surprised. I will look for the L bracket when I get home this week. Is it possible to bolt the L to the floor, or are screws the best option?

Boonejeepin
07-17-2018, 09:46 PM
I just noticed this on mine yesterday. I have the F24 1600lb sacs though so I am not that surprised. I will look for the L bracket when I get home this week. Is it possible to bolt the L to the floor, or are screws the best option?

I marked and drilled the same partner that was in the existing channel. I do not recall if I used longer screws or the factory screws.


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flienlow
07-18-2018, 11:26 AM
DAMN OP! You must have read my mind
I was just about to post about this issue. Looks like I will grab some L-channel tonight.
Thanks all.

Boonejeepin
07-18-2018, 11:50 AM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180718/8a85db78139fe60766a8d32552ca29b7.jpg

It is hard to distinguish as the u channel and L are both the same material. This has worked for me.


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ATS0921
07-18-2018, 11:54 AM
This happened to me about a month ago, and I bought some aluminum c channel from home Depot to replace the plastic ones. You can see where the old channel broke in the image.

I used the leftover channel to brace the two "walls" just forward that were bowing in also.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180718/0e2707493b544fc53a5265e32f37298e.jpg

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DL Max
07-18-2018, 01:59 PM
I have been having this same problem on my Max, my dealer talked with sc and they do have an aluminum channel as a replacement. Parts are hopefully getting in today

Boonejeepin
07-18-2018, 04:22 PM
I have been having this same problem on my Max, my dealer talked with sc and they do have an aluminum channel as a replacement. Parts are hopefully getting in today

My Max came with aluminum channel and not plastic.


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trayson
07-18-2018, 05:07 PM
My Max came with aluminum channel and not plastic.


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That's because they must have known how YOU like to weight things Russ!!!!!!!!!!!

Boonejeepin
07-18-2018, 05:19 PM
That's because they must have known how YOU like to weight things Russ!!!!!!!!!!!

Its only a few extra lbs here and there. :)


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Ironcross25
07-19-2018, 10:00 AM
My 12 dividers are bowing From the 1100s. Wake makers sell braces to help. I plan on addressing on the off season


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jared24
07-19-2018, 01:56 PM
Screws popped through my plastic channel a month ago. I added washers the width of the channel to hopefully hold through the season. So far so good...

jcarter20
07-19-2018, 08:28 PM
This is interesting. I just checked my 2018 Craz tonight and mine are already aluminum. They must have know this was a problem and fixed it at some point in 18.


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Broke Pilot
07-19-2018, 10:13 PM
My 12 dividers are bowing From the 1100’s. Wake makers sell braces to help. I plan on addressing on the off season


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For all you guys wanting to brace the panels, there’s a cheaper way to do it than wake makers.
Go to tractor supply, Home Depot, etc. find some 1/8” steel L channel. They usually sell it in 1-2’ sticks. Grab some #8 machine screws, washers and nuts. Drill a couple holes in the channel, then through the panels when it’s mocked up. Slide a screw through and nut on there and roll with it. Can be done for less than $30 and takes about 30min...

dakota4ce
07-19-2018, 10:32 PM
^^this. I grabbed some scrap channel at the metal recycler.


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2018MojoPro
07-20-2018, 12:46 AM
All the '18's in my local showroom now have aluminum from the factory. mine's an '18, must have been either an early build, or a friday build

The General
07-23-2018, 01:20 PM
27372

$11.12 @ Lowe’s and it took about 15 minutes total.

Kraimz15
10-02-2018, 02:37 PM
snake has bitten me...my floor channels got destroyed.27723

Tylerrnemt
10-02-2018, 03:20 PM
How do the newer boats panels work? My '12 LSV has hinges at the bottom that hold the panel and allow it to fold down into the compartment where the sacs are. All I had to do was reinforce the panel itself. Just curious as to what the set up is nowadays.

jason1973
10-02-2018, 04:11 PM
I wouldn't pay what wakemakers is asking for the reinforcements either. You can buy these at home depot or menards for 1/3 the price for the panel reinforcements.