Thread: Rubber mat under GH Shorty?
07-19-2008, 03:37 PM #1
Rubber mat under GH Shorty?
I didnt want the GH Shorty rubbing on the hull so I bought the rubber floor mat at Harbor Freight and was wondering if anyone else used this type of floor mat as a cushion. Did it melt or cause problems? Is it a good idea to use this to save the hull and or waterbox from vibration wear?
07-19-2008, 03:41 PM #2
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
I had a mat under mine and it melted. I took the mat out now. I don't think that box is going anywhere. It should be secured pretty good with the clamps.
07-19-2008, 03:55 PM #3
I run a rubber mat under mine with no problems..As long as you dont have an exhaust issue with getting hot you should have no issues..
07-19-2008, 04:05 PM #4
mcmaster-carr.com and order urethane sheet or use some welding cloth between the box and the hull at the back at least..every stock waterbox has the rubber melted a little at the step support in the back. It's interesting why that is..
07-19-2008, 04:38 PM #5
07-19-2008, 07:28 PM #6
- Join Date
- Aug 2005
- Jerry's guest bedroom
Larry (Lafjax), used some kind of mat that he highly recommended. I'm sure he will find this and chime in.
07-19-2008, 08:36 PM #7
I cut up a mud flap and put that under there, works great!!
07-19-2008, 08:37 PM #8
07-19-2008, 09:10 PM #9
Yup, I saw Larry's wrapped water box and that is what made me think of Harbor Freight for the mat. I just didnít know how it worked long term or what others used. I ended up cutting a piece to fit snug underneath the waterbox and made it just a little longer than the waterbox. I'll check on it periodically to make sure its ok. I think its better than vibrating on the plain hull eventually it would have worn both the hull and waterbox. Now that the GH shorty is no longer being built I didnt want to damage it.
07-20-2008, 08:29 AM #10
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