Thread: Seatfull of water
12-15-2008, 01:48 AM #1
Seatfull of water
Hey i have a rxp and i rolled it on the weekend and it was upside down for a minute or 2, and now the seat is alot heavier and im assuming its full of water, even 2 days after i went out..
it doesnt look like it is draining at all,
has this happened to anyone before?
is ther a way to fix it?
12-15-2008, 03:49 AM #2
All the time...
Take the seat off, and stand it straight up. You should see it start draining within a few minutes.
12-15-2008, 09:39 AM #3
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but I wonder why this design flaw passed qc, I would imagine that a seat with positive buoyancy would be a pretty big plus on such a heavy ski.
Setting the seat on it's nose allows for a large amount of water to drain out. I suggest this to all my customers after any riding as nothing good could possibly come from storing a ski under a cover with a sponge for a seat
12-15-2008, 09:42 AM #4
Let me guess... your first ski.
they all do this.
12-15-2008, 09:31 PM #5
Its always a design flaw aint it.. What would you call it if the seat was hard as a rock but never got water in it.. Oh by the way it wasnt made to be upside down unless it was an accident. So damage is expected in an accident
12-15-2008, 11:00 PM #6
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- Odessa, TX
12-16-2008, 02:54 AM #7
I always drain my seat after riding.
12-16-2008, 04:50 AM #8
Yeh its my first ski but ive had it for over 3 years,
its been sitting upright since saturday (4 days ago) and still has alot of water in it, and nothing seems to be coming out anymore
i flipped it around (downright?) a day or 2 ago and this thing still weighs like 2-3 times more than usual..
i was hoping there was some special trick to do like throw it out in the sun or something but it doesnt look like it damn
12-16-2008, 08:47 PM #9
seatful o' water
I was going to suggest you pull the cover off for the winter to let it dry out good and have it re - installed after the winter but hey wait, you're an Aussie just starting summer! LMAO
Do what others have said, just store it nose down. It may take some time drain.
12-16-2008, 10:18 PM #10
Remove seat cover to expose foam underneath, let dry overnight in a well ventilated place (no direct sun exposure)
Lay a 2mm thick plastic sheet (same dimensions and shape as original cover) over the foam, seal it all along its edge to the inside of seat with marine silicon
Varnish the inside of original cover, apply a thick layer on the seams
Put back original cover over plastic sheet, attach it back to seat with staple gun (stainless steel staples only)
My RXP seat used to take 4-5 days to drain after each ride
now it "only" takes a couple of days
I am going to buy a second seat, 2nd hand original or cheap aftermarket, so I can switch them and ride everyday with a clean dry seat
Hope it helps
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