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  • Folding Titan series 1 front hoop


    cowwboy
    • Year: 2002 Brand: Malibu Model / Trim: vlx Cost: $500-$999 DIY or Professional Install: Professional Install Installation Shop: T-fab welding

    I have a 7' garage door and to get the boat to fit we had to remove the front hoop ever time. 

    So after talking with Titan they hooked me up with a swivel joint that I believe was used on the nautiques.
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    I don't have a tig and didn't want to use my mig on the tower so I outsourced the welding and fitting.

    One issue I do have is that the wishbone on the front hoop has two radius and the joint was designed for the one angle. So when you fold it down it slightly rotates the lower legs a bit but since they are helm joints it's not really a problem. 

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    I have had one time where I had to slam on the brakes really hard and the force caused the front legs to bend slightly which bent my top mounting plate.
    So I wish I had a locking pin or bolt to lock in the joints. 
    But it has never happened again. 
    It has made it sooo much easier to put in the garage now. 
     



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