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    X skis take on water?

    After owning many skis over the years they all seem to take on a little water from time to time. If I keep my ski tied up at the dock overnight and we get some rain, water seems to end up in the hull. Anyone know where the rain water seeps in? Any fix for this without putting the cover on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by driveumhard View Post
    After owning many skis over the years they all seem to take on a little water from time to time. If I keep my ski tied up at the dock overnight and we get some rain, water seems to end up in the hull. Anyone know where the rain water seeps in? Any fix for this without putting the cover on?

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    I would think that the only place to take on water with rain being blown would be the same places the ski is air vented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    I would think that the only place to take on water with rain being blown would be the same places the ski is air vented.
    I'm thinking water might seep in where the seat meets the glove box?????

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    where the seat meets the glovebox, where the hull vent is under the rear of the seat...any crack at all. If it sits in the water for long periods of time it's going to take on water, period. No hull is perfectly sealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanCucf View Post
    where the seat meets the glovebox, where the hull vent is under the rear of the seat...any crack at all. If it sits in the water for long periods of time it's going to take on water, period. No hull is perfectly sealed.
    When I first bought my 04 RXP I would keep it in the water all weekend and it never took on any water. A couple years later it started to take on a little. Might seep in where the sponsons are mounted........

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    water usually gets in around the carbon ring.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by meeper View Post
    water usually gets in around the carbon ring.....
    usually?

    maybe if it's worn out or going bad... but not normal or usual by any means to have water coming in thru your driveline seal

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    Quote Originally Posted by driveumhard View Post
    When I first bought my 04 RXP I would keep it in the water all weekend and it never took on any water. A couple years later it started to take on a little. Might seep in where the sponsons are mounted........
    Same here! THe 04 I used to keep on the water over night! Try eliminating the possibility of leaks like sponsons by filling up the back hull with water and tilting the trailer so that the water reaches the sponson level! Trust me you might find that it's not only a sponson! If you can't find any leaks then I would be investigating the Carbon seal area very closely! I have seen exhaust leaks, the two back drainplugs leak and sponsons as well as the pump shoe!

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