270 Mackinaw: Pantographic wiper install.

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  1. Captain Starbucks

    Captain Starbucks Well-Known Member

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    I finally did it. I decided to go with a beam type wiper blade. I had trouble finding beam type blades that were compatible with bayonet arms.

    Still have a few adjustments but am very happy with the coverage. Motors are both set to 110 degrees.

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    Looks good. A great addition to your boat.
     
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    ftu209 Well-Known Member Supporting Captain

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    DID YOU REPLACE THE STANDARD MOTORS OR JUST REPLACED THE ARMS I NEED TO DO THIS ANY INFO WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
     
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    Nice! I put those on my 260 and really liked them.
     
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    20201122_135405.jpg I replaced the starboard motor due to internal corrosion. The internal 20210206_090955.jpg 20210206_091258.jpg 20210206_090955.jpg 20210206_091258.jpg arm broke and locked up the motor. Circuit breaker did not pop and almost caught the motor on fire.

    Marinco wanted over $400 for a replacement so I went for the cheaper $100 alternative and am very impressed. And you can adjust without taking off the arm.
     
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    Captain Starbucks Well-Known Member

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    Check out the gear! I hand made that gear 2 years ago out of UHMW and it was still working.
     
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    ftu209 Well-Known Member Supporting Captain

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    Capt where did you get the replacement arms and blades, brand and part numbers would be greatly appreciated
     
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    Amazon.

    Check the pics in the first post. Shows everything needed.
     
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    Great Modification!
     
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    Thanks for the great post Rob. I know we've been bouncing this one around for a while now and you got me adding another project to my list before I splash her this spring. :)
     

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