Thread: Couple of tips for you guys...
03-21-2009, 11:14 AM #1
Couple of tips for you guys...
The weatherstripping on the underside of my bucket had fallen apart years ago. I found something at Lowe's that seems like it's made for us. It's marine/auto rubber (not foam) stripping with an adhesive back. It fits perfectly and the hood doesn't rattle now.
Here's what I used:
Here's an attempt at a closeup:
One more tip. I've always changed out my bunk boards every year after seeing so many break in the middle and leave people stranded. I decided to do something about this too. I bought two 6' strips of zinc coated strap and bolted it underneath the bunks with SS screws. Might not be the prettiest thing in the world, but I figure if a bunk lets go this may save my ass:
03-21-2009, 11:17 AM #2
great tips.....i think i'm gonna do my bucket now before the faom wears away.
03-21-2009, 11:18 AM #3
David, the next time you replace your bunks, you can buy plastic 2X4's. Then you will NEVER have to worry about them rotting or breaking. This is what I am going to do the next time I need to replace mine.
03-21-2009, 11:23 AM #4
Here's one more for you. Go to Academy and buy a Yoga mat for $10. Cut it to fit, use spray adhesive, and you now have a padded workbench for all your precious parts.
03-21-2009, 11:31 AM #5
03-21-2009, 11:31 AM #6
Glad to have you back in the game David.
03-21-2009, 11:46 AM #7
Glad to be back, Kirk. It's Fullboogie Time!
03-21-2009, 12:06 PM #8
Jeff, where can I buy plastic 2x4s?
03-21-2009, 12:22 PM #9
I used to sell them to use on the top rails of dump trucks so that the loader operators couldnt break them. I dont know what kind of lumber suppliers you have in the area, so a search for plastic lumber would probably help you out.
03-21-2009, 12:27 PM #10
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That stuff is excellent!! I found the same stuff at a Lowes also, It has been on my ski for 3 years now. It is rubber not foam.
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