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Yesterday, the pulley and the fin rod both broke. Not sure if it was related or both coincidental. Anyway, the pin broke at the base, and I'm not sure how to get it out of the drive. The piece in the fin slides right out. Any thoughts or advice? Pic is below...
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Do I need to replace the entire mechanism that holds the rod? If so, what os that exactly? This is a 2014 model.
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its threaded.  so vice grip it and twist, if you can.  otherwise you might have to use some sort of screw extractor.  i don't think there is any locktite on it though.


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if you can get it out, you will only need a new threaded mast.  i believe yours is the v2 model.  like $20-25.


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That is where my mirage drive broke too, except the mast broke inside the sprocket. So I had to replace both parts. You could try to remove the broken mast piece with vice grips, but chances are you will have to replace the sprocket also.

The v2 turbo mast is $23, and the sprocket is $24.


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its threaded.  so vice grip it and twist, if you can.  otherwise you might have to use some sort of screw extractor.  i don't think there is any locktite on it though.

It is locktited.


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its threaded.  so vice grip it and twist, if you can.  otherwise you might have to use some sort of screw extractor.  i don't think there is any locktite on it though.

It is locktited.
well that stinks.  blue locktite at least I'm sure. I remember installing mine back in like 2012 and remember the blue.


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Looks like you need to replace both masts.


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Get a hacksaw and cut a groove into the mast. Then use a flathead to unscrew.


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Get a hacksaw and cut a groove into the mast. Then use a flathead to unscrew.


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Good idea!


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Wow, How did it happen? 

I had a rod bend during surf re-entry. I had the drive attached at off position. A wave pushed my Revo sideways and  dragged one of the fins along the beach and bent the rod.  I replaced the rod, easy fix.  Now I always take the MD out when dealing with the surf.
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Get a hacksaw and cut a groove into the mast. Then use a flathead to unscrew.


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Good idea!

Ditto. I'll try that!
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Wow, How did it happen? 

I had a rod bend during surf re-entry. I had the drive attached at off position. A wave pushed my Revo sideways and  dragged one of the fins along the beach and bent the rod.  I replaced the rod, easy fix.  Now I always take the MD out when dealing with the surf.

Not sure how it happened. The pulley mechanism was crapping out, and then the rod broke. It was while fishing, which is weird, so there wasn't some sudden pressure or impact that would cause that kind of torque. We've bottomed out in the surf a few times and those rods have taken some abuse, so I figure it's just wear and tear.
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If you have a pen torch and some skill a little heat will help loosen the lock tight A LITTLE don't melt the thing!


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a dremel will also cut a groove pretty quick without getting into the surrounding plastic too much. I'd plan on replacing both masts - that other one is pretty bent.

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