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    Modifying VTS Housing

    I recently put a question on the table to a friend the other day about drilling a hole in the bottom of the VTS housing to drain water.

    At first, he was against it, but after discussing it we thought it could help.

    Yeah, it could also let more water in, if your bilge/hull fills up, but once the water drains back out of the bilge/hull, it will thus drain from the VTS.
    Also, yeah, it may also make it easier for the water to come in from the boot, but once again the water will drain immediately.


    Your thoughts?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Power_Man View Post
    I recently put a question on the table to a friend the other day about drilling a hole in the bottom of the VTS housing to drain water.

    At first, he was against it, but after discussing it we thought it could help.

    Yeah, it could also let more water in, if your bilge/hull fills up, but once the water drains back out of the bilge/hull, it will thus drain from the VTS.
    Also, yeah, it may also make it easier for the water to come in from the boot, but once again the water will drain immediately.


    Your thoughts?
    Just get a new boot clamps and rubber washer. That's why water gets in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhill19

    Just get a new boot clamps and rubber washer. That's why water gets in there
    We all know why water gets in there, but replacing all that just seems to be temporary. A false sense of security, cause its just a matter of time before it will fail again.

    IMO a small hole in the bottom would be a safety precaution.

    If you do have a good seal on the rubber boot, and your hull did fill up, the water would still have trouble going in, cause it would then block the hole making it somewhat sealed. Does that make sense?

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    IMO I have only replaced those Items one time. I'd rather the vts go bad than that little hole potentially spraying water all over my engine bay or potentially sink the ski. a vts motor is not very much money compared to a lot of other things on the ski.

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