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    Water Seal Mod (censored)

    This is my version of my original post. I think my first one got beat-up for mentioning how a certain gender gets googley-eyed when they see this mod. Oh well, thank goodness it was a little post.

    Anyway, I was getting a little bit of water intrusion when I slammed on the brakes with my boat. I don't do it often, but sometimes I do have to do it. I have the OSE splash guard, and it works well for the rare times I have to back up. But, it doesn't keep all the water out during a panic-stricken brake slamming sesssion.

    What I came up with was applying, and shaping silicon in the Spartan's boat top, rear fin vent area. When I install the top cover on my boat, the back of the boat has a good seal contact. I tried only covering the two little back holes, but this seems to work better. I don't know how much leakage this will stop during a roll-over, but my next project is to come up with a way to seal the hull with out the need for marine tape. If you guys want, I'll keep you posted.


    Last edited by Double G; 10-30-2012 at 11:38 AM.

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    thats cool. do you have a different angle of the picture to see it better?
    I tape the 2 holes on mine and did this out from a car door seal.


    hit reverse and i got kind of worry i thought water might have got in but, its dry.
    Last edited by humayrayakongkinaon; 10-30-2012 at 12:18 PM.
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    No, believe it or not. That's the best I could get. I really like your car door seal idea, though. I haven't decided how I'm going to do mine yet. With winter comming in, it might be next spring before I really get into it.

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    What I can see on Reglardude's did was filled the cover with silicon and levelled with the top boat hull, so that once you put the lid it will have a tight and no gaps, that's a nice idea though IMO the hole from the top hull should not be covered because this is the way to drain water once your inside hull needs draining.
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    that seal looks sexy humay

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