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Pop up cleats won't stay down

Old 04-09-2019, 07:47 AM
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Default Pop up cleats won't stay down

I have a 2006 Blazer bay, the cleats that where installed at the factory do not have screws on top, so it is impossible to remove them without cutting a hole in the side of the boat. My problem is that they will not stay in the down position, Ive tried rapidly pushing them down and was able to fix one of them. I believe that the internal parts are most corroded. Any ideas on how to get the rest of them to say down?
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:59 AM
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Might be possible to shoot some PB Blaster or some other "Lube" in them. Around the post area.
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:01 AM
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Aren't "pop-up" cleats supposed to pop -up?
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:02 PM
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could be the latch spring has gotten weak and not pulling in the catch all the way.
I'd try to shoot in some PT Blaster spray and see if maybe it's just a buildup of corrosion.
You may need to cut in the access plate if you can't get at it from underneath
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:25 PM
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Give it some Viagra and a dirty mag. It will come up
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:39 PM
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Give it some Viagra and a dirty mag. It will come up
wrong way you want to show it a fat chick
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:01 PM
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I have the same problem on one of my cleats but I have access from underneath and I reach under and engage the latch whenever it happens. I haven't looked at it closely but it might be a little corrosion causing the latch to not engage. I doubt a spray would fix it but you could try. I'll take a look at it when I get home and report back.

What brand is the cleat?
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Lizard35 View Post
Give it some Viagra and a dirty mag. It will come up
He's got the opposite problem so he gave it 6 hours and is consulting with HT.
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:23 PM
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Call your Dr. your cleat is having an erection that is lasting more than four hours.
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:30 PM
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I would also try some spray down in there , maybe Kroil. The latching mechanism is probably corroded and stuck . Dang a custom underbolted mount. Looks good til it doesn’t work , then what. No screws to remove. You could cut in an inspection plate beside it on gunnel, or leave it up.
Ooze a bunch of penetrant down in there around the rods with the straw and work it up and down till it locks.
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