push down cleats

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push down cleats

Postby ktdore » Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:31 pm

a couple of my push down cleats on my 2220 pro, won't stay down. Any fix for this????
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Re: push down cleats

Postby gdup » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:34 pm

I had the same problem. It started when salt water and sand got in it. I spraded it with WD-40, and worked it. It started working after a few tries. Now I spray them every other trip.
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Re: push down cleats

Postby Blazer Johnnie » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:40 pm

gdup is right, most of this type of problem is from either rust or sand. Be sure to wash your boat down with fresh water EVERY TIME you use it and even if it sits on land, either inside or outside in a salt air environment you need to wash it.

Also, I have found that every 3 or 4 times after you wash your boat, if you spray WD40, (or a product that I like called "Corrosion X" which can be purchased at many boat dealerships or West Marine), on ALL your stainless then take a rag and lightly wipe it off, it will stop most of your corrosion issues.

Flush out your cleats, if possible take an air hose and blow it out, then spray WD40, Corrosion X or a similar product down into the cleat then work it up and down several times being sure to push in the middle of the cleat. That should solve your problem.

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Re: push down cleats

Postby ktdore » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:27 am

Thanks for the info, i'll give it a try.....
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Re: push down cleats

Postby neverenough » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:50 pm

i find the cleats on my 2220 pro to be the same. i find that by holding your mouth just right and giving it a good ol' karate chop it will operate fine :shock:
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Re: push down cleats

Postby Milton » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:23 pm

I've had two Blazer Bays. The first was a 2004 2200 which had the manual pull up or push down cleats. These were great.
My 2nd Blazer is a 2005 2200 and it has the spring loaded cleats. The first week i had the boat two of these cleats would go down. Bad design and needs to be taken off all future Blazer Bay boats.
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