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    RXP/T waterlogged hulls

    This was mentioned in another post, but I thought it deserved to be brought up in a thread by itself. IMO almost all RXPs & Ts probably have water between the inner and outer hulls ... there are a number of fasteners and plugs in the rear sectionn of the hull and water gets in through those. You can eliminate most of those and/or epoxy them closed AFTER getting all the water out of the hull, but the bigger problem is that there are also six holes in the front, under the gas tank too. BRP uses cheesy fasteners to hold the rubber mat under the gas tank in place too, and that is probably the lowest portion of the hull and there is almost always water under the gas tank ... that water WILL get in between the layers of the hull.

    When I took my engine out, cut the 'feet' out and repaired the inner hull in this thread http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=57370 I also found water in my hull. There are also good pictures showing the six holes under the gas tank in that thread.

    I just wanted to throw this topic out there because I am pretty sure most of you will have water in between your inner and outer hulls. Just something to be aware of ...


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    scary info,....but i'd sell mine first lol

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    I've pulled the rear plugs and drained the water before but seems that you can't get all the water out. Is there a good spot to drill an additional drain plug?

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    Ummmmmm? Mr Sayers, you need re-read the thread.

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    I noticed that also when I cut the inner lining out of my ski. it was saturated and heavy !... but after a week in the sun, a bit of glass and a flow coat of gel she is all sealed up
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaffabas View Post
    I noticed that also when I cut the inner lining out of my ski. it was saturated and heavy !... but after a week in the sun, a bit of glass and a flow coat of gel she is all sealed up
    jaffabas , is it difficult to split the hull ? and how did you do it with out damage ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLASHER View Post
    jaffabas , is it difficult to split the hull ? and how did you do it with out damage ?
    its a sh!t of a job !!!!
    I used power saw with small tungstun tips, a grinder with a diomand blade, a hand saw, a dremil and at one stage I was eyeing off the chainsaw! oh, and a carton of beer !!
    worst part is separating the footwells but I never planned on keeping the supports for them anyway but man there was some glue in there !!!!!!
    lets just say I hope to never do it again
    its easy if you want to throw away either the top or bottom deck but I was keeping both....

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    What is the best way to get the water out of the hull? When I say best, I mean the easiest without splitting and or removing the feet. Any ideas fellas?

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    This might be airing my lack of knowledge here, but is this just a problem with the RXP/T's ? or does it occour in all the seadoos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benarm View Post
    This might be airing my lack of knowledge here, but is this just a problem with the RXP/T's ? or does it occour in all the seadoos?
    before the pressed hulls came around I assume...
    only way to get the water out I would think IMO is to drill holes in the upper deck and let it evaporate or force evaporate out then once fully dry glass it up and epoxy the fittings down....

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