Thread: 07 GTX Tunnel cracks
06-30-2011, 12:48 PM #1
07 GTX Tunnel cracks
I started noticing water sprayed around the s/c intake hose area after riding. Not enough for water stay in the bottom of the hull. The bailer tubes would keep it out. It didn't leak while sitting in the water. Only while running. Rode with back seat off. Harder i rode the more it sprayed through the quality thin fiberglass. Pulled it out of the water, looked in the tunnel and found spider cracks and one good horizontal crack. West sytem and carbo fiber on the way. Glad I caught it before it got nasty.
06-30-2011, 07:34 PM #2
What intake grate are you running? I can see you have a few mods on that ski. What are your top speeds? Do you ride on rough water at high speeds?
SD did lighten the 3-seater hull in 07. But didn't start seeing problems till the RXTX came out in 08. I have heard of other very fast 3-seaters mainly 07 RXTs having this problem before.
06-30-2011, 07:41 PM #3
i have those spider cracks like in the 1st photo(not as bad),but thats it.....no water intrusion.
07-01-2011, 09:00 AM #4
Stock grate. I tried a Riva grate a couple years ago a didn't like it. Top speed 73. I don't ride rough water at high speeds hardly ever. I actually try to avoid a lot of unhooking. I like smooth water and so does my back. I do like to holeshot hard from idle which probably slams the tunnel pretty good. The fiberglass is thin in front of the 4" hole I drilled where it slops down to the drive shaft. That's where the water was spraying like a sprinkler. I had to put some tape on it to keep the epoxy from running out of it.
The cavity is poured and ready for carbon fiber.
Just wanted to post so others can be aware.
The spider cracks could be the begining of a big crack since it is flexing around.
What grate are you running? I can see you have a few mods on that ski. What are your top speeds? Do you ride on rough water at high speeds?
SD did lighten the 3-seater hull in 07. But didn't start seeing problems till the RXTX came out in 08. I have heard of other very fast 3-seaters mainly 07 RXTs having this problem before.[/QUOTE]
07-02-2011, 07:07 PM #5
riva grate.....ride alot of ocean chop, semi agressive(not offshore racing,but not a grandma either...lol)
my spider cracks appear to be in the exact same place as your(left side looking into pump)......it almost looks like you sucked something up to me
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