View Full Version : Rad-a-Cage Tower base screws

06-29-2007, 12:26 PM
I just went out to tighten the base screws for my 2007 Rad-a-cage tower. Out of 18 screws holding the entire tower against the fiberglass, 4 are free turning.

Does anyone know the gauge of screw they use. I will be replacing with bolts, washers and nuts. Also, the screw heads appear to be brushed aluminum, I would like to match, if possible.

Any input, other ideas, or shared experience would be greatly appreciated. Wakeboarding and surfing from the tower are discontinued until I can resolve this.


06-30-2007, 07:56 AM
Actually, I believe they are stainless. They're stainless on me '04 OB, anywho.
Using a nut driver (a screw driver looking device that holds a socket) and a phillips head screw driver, I snugged up my tower mounting bolts, only enough to take the slack out da screws. To over tighten them may cause gelcoat cracks to get started and propagate.
Hope this helps

06-30-2007, 05:39 PM
Tower is mounted with threaded SS screws through the hull and secured on the underside with nylon locking nuts and backing plates. Mine had several loose and 1 nut missing when new. Ditto what Butta says, don't overtighten.

07-02-2007, 12:11 PM
Thanks guys.