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Old    matt (radmattyd)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-03-2010, 9:25 PM Reply   
Hey everyone.

I just bought a 2008 Calabria team-V and I'm going to be folding the tower down every weekend to park it in the garage.

The current tower bolts require an allan wrench but it strips out easily.

Where would be a good place to purchase the quick release knob bolts?
Old    Tim M. (fast355)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-06-2010, 8:21 PM Reply   
Matt,

I used to drop my tower every ride to tuck the boat up into my hoist's canopy. I bought two bicycle "axle skewers" from a local bike shop, cut them down and threaded the shaft again. these are the "quick release" style found on many bikes today.

Cost me 10 bucks!
Old    Andrew"Jet"Mitchell (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       05-07-2010, 7:51 AM Reply   
Matt, do you have any pictures?? Jet
Old    Bill Connell (mrawdtsi)      Join Date: May 2009       05-07-2010, 8:14 AM Reply   
im in the same boat so to speak. Looking for some sort of quick release on the front two pillars of my tower, unscrewing them each time is getting old fast!

Maybe something as simple as a bolt with a bit knob on the end that you can hand crank?

Not trying to hijack the thread.
Old    Bill Connell (mrawdtsi)      Join Date: May 2009       05-07-2010, 8:35 AM Reply   
Matt,

I've found a couple options at DIYwake.com.

10x30mm soft grip bolt/knob.

http://diywake.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=595

Here is a quick release pin for their tower feet kits. Would this work for you?

http://diywake.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=531
Old    Keller Wall (kbob)      Join Date: Aug 2009       05-07-2010, 9:30 AM Reply   
Just another option
http://www.monroeengineering.com/New...ob-studded.htm
Old    Matt (malibumatt)      Join Date: May 2006       05-07-2010, 10:10 AM Reply   
Let me know if you guys decide to try. I pick up my pro v tommorow and am in the same situation.
Old    Cary Kalamajka (ndh2o)      Join Date: Oct 2001       05-07-2010, 10:15 AM Reply   
http://www.mcmaster.com/# also will have almost any kind of bolt, with knobs, etc...
Old    matt (radmattyd)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-13-2010, 11:40 AM Reply   
THanks for all the responses. My brother found some place online and ordered some. I'll try to find the link and post it.

I'm in WA and the place we ordered from is in CA and they seem to be takinf forever though.

Actually we did order these: http://www.mcmaster.com/#machine-handles/=72of2k

Last edited by radmattyd; 05-13-2010 at 11:43 AM.
Old    matt (radmattyd)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-13-2010, 11:40 AM Reply   
MalibuMatt. How do you like your Pro-V so far?
Old    Matt (malibumatt)      Join Date: May 2006       05-19-2010, 9:46 AM Reply   
Great. I bought it, put in storage and have been watching it rain ever since. I store it about 40 miles form me in the winter then it will sit in the driveway during the summer. Going to PM you some questions.

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