Thread: Pre Mudbug Grate pictures..
07-23-2008, 10:05 PM #1
Pre Mudbug Grate pictures..
Just thought I would post up the pictures of the 3 grates that failed the week of the bug. The first two pictures are of the 800 that broke and tossed me around like a rag doll. The second two pictures are of the 1200 that cracked and the last picture is another 800 that cracked. I might add that when the first grate broke it pulled the pump shoe down approx. .070 thous. and I did not realize it until I got home after the bug. Just goes to show the forces that are taking place in that area of the ski.The very last pic is a $400 pile of chit compliments of R&D.. Just sharing info guys.. Oh yeah not one of these grates had a dimple or any other visible flaws..
Last edited by TheDome; 07-23-2008 at 10:08 PM.
07-25-2008, 02:03 AM #2
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
- Lake Havasu City, AZ
I have had a welder reinforce the 800 grates to see if we can prevent the breakage. Here is what I found in working with the 800 grate. The last 3 or 4 I have measured the distance from the vertical support to the edge of the wing. ALL that I have measured have a 40+ thou wider wing on the left side - looking towards impeller. With the crack forming on the right side of wing. I am wondering if the uneven loading of the wing could be causing part of the problem???
I wonder if others have found this? Or, are the ones I got from a batch that was not centered properly??
Just a thought.
Last edited by LHorning; 07-25-2008 at 11:08 PM. Reason: Correct Left and Right -- spelling
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07-27-2008, 12:18 PM #9
hey dome , clgpr sent his 800 back to r&d and they sent him a new one ...warranty...just a thought that may help you till the s.s. grates arrive.
07-27-2008, 08:26 PM #10
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