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Old    cale johnson (raspy)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-21-2008, 2:18 PM Reply   
SO im shredding as per usual and the wake is super washed and and for the most part just fricked up.So we stop and BAM!!!! wedge is bent to the and broken and can't be fixed. Anyone know of any places or websites where i can get one. Its a manuel wedge for an 05 VLX. In or around Vernon/Kelowna BC, Canada. ONE LOVE!!!

(Message edited by raspy on August 21, 2008)
Old    Erik (erik_c)      Join Date: Jan 2005       08-21-2008, 2:47 PM Reply   
Take it to a dealer its under warranty (maybe), the bolt snapped off and the force bent it. Ask about your warranty I think it is three years.
Old    kvoman (kvoman)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-21-2008, 2:54 PM Reply   
You're in luck, someone is selling one in the For Sale Forum.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-21-2008, 2:59 PM Reply   
I am pretty sure that is a known defect and it shouldn't matter if it is under warranty or not. Unless of coarse you hit something with it. Were they still making the wedge with bolts holding the foil/plate thing in 05?
Old    Ben C (dadthedriver)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-21-2008, 3:14 PM Reply   
Yes they were and also my 06 has them. Should check the bolts every now and then to make sure they a tight.
Old    Graydon Davis (calabriaryder)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-21-2008, 3:40 PM Reply   
I think I have enough spare parts to rebuild you one for your boat, how badly messed up is it, what are you missing / need?
Old    Britt (btr1)      Join Date: Feb 2002       08-21-2008, 4:08 PM Reply   
I bought a replacement one a few years ago and the bolts sheared off last summer. When I took it to the dealer I was told that the warranty was 1 year on my replacement but that the warranty is 3 years if it was the one originally installed on the boat (by the dealer/factory of course).

Depending on when you bought the boat in 2005 it may still be under warranty....
Old    Torrey Cazalas (tcaz)      Join Date: Aug 2008       08-21-2008, 4:55 PM Reply   
Does the wedge work well? Never tried one and have heard varied things on it.
Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-21-2008, 5:12 PM Reply   
sorry to hear about your fricked up wedge, is there a certain point in which the wedge is more likely to break/bend/snap/get fricked up?
Old    cale johnson (raspy)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-21-2008, 7:24 PM Reply   
ohhhhhhh deeeeeeam!
i imported it from the states. bitch bastards!!!! hahah hmmmmm dude the wedge ends lives. period. makes the wake just goofy. Just bad luck on my part. I still love malibu for life.
Old    rehabmoto.com (xmarksthespot)      Join Date: Oct 2006       08-22-2008, 12:17 PM Reply   
Have you seen the mastercraft TV commercial bein hard on Bu's and the Wedge?? If you have, just tape it up!!! hahaha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joXHoWz5vPM
Old    Russell Maloney (rmaloney)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-22-2008, 12:28 PM Reply   
Get the floating wedge, the new manual wedge to replace it. You'll love it. Plus if you contact Malibu they'll likely make you whole. The bolt is a known issue for your model year.
Old    Deltagrubber (deltagrubber)      Join Date: Nov 2003       08-22-2008, 1:33 PM Reply   
Tego - That vid is hilarious, and the Tige one too. Good stuff!!
I second the power wedge replacement, as long as the bracket is he same. The manual is a bitch....
Old    jason (hbguy)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-22-2008, 1:46 PM Reply   
"Plus if you contact Malibu they'll likely make you whole. The bolt is a known issue for your model year."

Not likely.
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-22-2008, 2:58 PM Reply   
Call Performance in Langley. They are a Malibu dealer

604-881-0123
Old    Al - Pal (watson_134_lf)      Join Date: Nov 2007       08-22-2008, 4:09 PM Reply   
ya, same thing happened to me this year..... ive got an 05 and it only had two bolts in it, but the new one they sent me had three, and it should hold up better
Old    Rick Kitzmiller (rkitz44)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-27-2008, 9:55 AM Reply   
Get with the dealer. They redesigned the bolt design on that one. You can get a replacement one of the redesign. The idea of getting the new floating one would require the new wedge plate also.
Old    Sam (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-27-2008, 10:34 AM Reply   
wake is better w/o the wedge.
Old    derek (to_blind)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-27-2008, 10:42 AM Reply   
i second sam.
Old    Rick Kitzmiller (rkitz44)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-27-2008, 10:47 AM Reply   
Yeah more weight instead of wedge. Get out of the hole better and will save you gas as well
Old    cale johnson (raspy)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-27-2008, 4:21 PM Reply   
nah boys the wedge owns my life.

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