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    Made the speedo/dreamo much more accurate

    The speedometer on my new Speedster 150 was somewhat accurate at lower speeds, but way under at higher speeds; about 10mph low at top speed. I mounted a GPS next to instrument cluster, and got used to ignoring the speedo, but this comment from the passengers was still commonplace: "Wow, sure feels like we're doing more than 45!" Why, yes, yes you are, because the speedometer sux.

    While filling the rideplate holes, I noticed that the speedo's paddle-wheel housing was not flush with the transom, so I filled in the void with some silicone sealant. I had heard of this working before for someone, they explained that the water was getting in that void and hindering the wheel from spinning. Sure enough, it works and now my speedo is remarkably accurate.


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    Interesting find !

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    Could you post a picture of what your talking about and where you added the silicone?

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    The speedo paddlewheel; you can see the clear silicone I put around the bottom. Just fill in any void between the boat and the black plastic. The clear silicone isn't as permanent as I'd like, so I'll end up finding something else to fill the void that won't fall out.
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    Try JB Weld and scratch up the surface a little...

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    Yea I dont know how yall are able to get silicone to hold onto anything that rides in the water, I filled my rideplate on my jetski with that stuff and it lasted maybe a week or 2 before it got pulled out.

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    Thanks for sharing VX! Good find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedsterpimpin View Post
    Yea I dont know how yall are able to get silicone to hold onto anything that rides in the water, I filled my rideplate on my jetski with that stuff and it lasted maybe a week or 2 before it got pulled out.
    thats because we're not using silicone on our rideplates...we use marine epoxy. Other than that, a little scuffing with sand paper and Permatex- The Right Stuff doesn't budge everywhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanCucf View Post
    thats because we're not using silicone on our rideplates...we use marine epoxy. Other than that, a little scuffing with sand paper and Permatex- The Right Stuff doesn't budge everywhere else.
    Are you talking about a 2 part epoxy? I guess I suck at life cuz everytime I try and mix that stuff and use it the damn thing hardens before I can do anything with it. I must be trying to mix it to well or something, what brand of marine epoxy do you recommend, gonna fill my rideplate on the speedster, or is that "the right stuff" an epoxy?

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    Permatex Right Stuff Gasket Maker Part#29208

    No not marine epoxy for that, use this stuff. It's called (Permatex Right Stuff Gasket Maker). I just bought a 5 oz. tube from amazon.com to fill in the gap between my rideplate and hull. You can also use it for the speedo gap. Just lighty scuff the area where your gonna run the beed with a medium grade steel wool or a very light sand paper so it will stick good.
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