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Old 04-14-2015, 03:33 AM   #1
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The ski tow hook is loose on my 2006 model 2000sr3 with sport seating. My problem is I connot see, much less get to the backside to tighten the nuts. I have climbed inside the engine area while removing battery to get access, but still cannot view. I reached as far as possible and a grown mans arm is not able to reach where I think the hook is located.
Looking at where the hook is located from the outside my next option is to cut a hole inside the trunk.

Has anyone ever had this issue?
How is the best way to repair two circular holes about 1" diameter if I have to cut the fiberglass inside the trunk.
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Never had to deal with anything like this. If you have to cut to get access is that area structural? If not can you install a deck plate so you have access in the future. Otherwise you may need to bond in core material if it has any core in this area else just grid a feathered hole and build up using glass mat with resin.

Go to West Marine's WEB site and they have a link on how to do glass work.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:41 PM   #3
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mmwjr,

The spot where I will have to drill a couple circular holes would not be structural. You have gave me a great idea about just making a plate for access in the future. I tend to keep things forever, so it is a good chance that I will need to tighten the bolts again.

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Get some 3m 4000. Completely remove the tow hook, clean the hole and surface areas. Then re-bed with the 4000. If you simply tighten it, you will more than likely have a very slow leak there. Just enough to start rotting things over time (years).
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Using the sealant makes sense. I will do that.

Thanks shrew
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There was no way to reach the nuts on the ski hook. I was able to access them by drilling two holes inside the "trunk" on the sr3. I used a regular hole saw with the drill running backwards while cutting the pilot and larger holes. I then went back and cleaned up the edges with an angled stone bit so spider cracking would not occur.

I have not decided yet on how I want to create a plate to cover the holes, but I really don't know how much it is needed.


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Post some pictures of the job.
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I tried posting pictures from dropbox. new to the forum so trying to understand how.
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I tried posting pictures from dropbox. new to the forum so trying to understand how.
To be honest they just revamped this site and I have not tried posting a picture since.
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I have the same issue with my tow hook on my 2005 model 1900sr3 . Can you tell me how you determined where to drill the holes to gain good access to the nuts? Also what size hole saw did you use? Finally if you have any pictures, I would love to see what you did. You can email them to my junk account of "spam" at "bohnmail" dot "com".
Thanks, in advance, Dave
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