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2021 Axis A24 Surfgate Actuator - Muskrat Chewed Cables
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Author:  monkeytwenty [ Fri Nov 03, 2023 6:47 pm ]
Post subject:  2021 Axis A24 Surfgate Actuator - Muskrat Chewed Cables

Hi - my dealership is in the process of winterizing our boat and noted that it appears that a muskrat or other animal has chewed the cables for our SurfGate actuators (on each side). They still work, but the dealership recommends replacing both actuators (to the tune of $4500) and they said that they can't simply replace the cables. However, I do wonder if I could seal the cables with some marine-grade liquid electrical tape and then protect the wires with metal shielding (there are several products out there for this). Any advice? $4500 to replace seems like a very steep cost for what amounts to some exposed (but not torn) wires.

See pictures and thanks so much in advance for your help!

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Author:  admin [ Wed Nov 08, 2023 10:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 2021 Axis A24 Surfgate Actuator - Muskrat Chewed Cables

Hard to see how bad the damage is in the picture. Id be hard pressed to replace those with the little damage I can see from the pics.

Can you get a new shrink sleeve around that wire?

At 4,500 Id spend some time trying to figure out if you can replace that wire yourself or just wrap it up somehow.

A dealer would not spend the time to come up with a fix. Its easier for them to remove and replace and also make more margin.

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