04-19-2009, 02:48 PM #1
FZR/FZS Owners - Potential leak to be fixed
While riding this weekend with Bob we found the ski had a small leak. With the seat off and Bob's son piloting I noticed when the ski was underway (40+ mph) water coming from the cooling water return fitting)going out of the rear at the transom plate. Interestingly, Tommy is having the same issue on his FZR.
We tried a worm clamp instead of the press clamp and that didn't help. We found there is hardly any silicone surround the fitting. Bob spoke with Tommy and he believes the transom plate isn't sealed properly and water is squeezing through and coming in where the fitting-hull-transom plate go together.
It isn't a ton of water or enough to cause any real problems, the bilge pump can keep up. Still, owners should address the issue, some may be worse than others.
Tommy thinks the best solution is to pull the transom plate and reseal it.
More info once they fix the leak....
04-19-2009, 10:03 PM #2
very good to know, water in a ski is never a good thing. post some pix if you can!
04-20-2009, 12:05 AM #3
- Join Date
- Jul 2008
I noticed some water in my fzr, ill have a good look tommorow
04-20-2009, 11:02 AM #4
- Join Date
- Oct 2008
10 hrs on the FZS, and not a drop of water in the hull. thanks for the info
08-25-2009, 08:57 AM #5
08-25-2009, 09:11 AM #6
Transom plate resealed and the leak is fixed.
I know of a number of other FZ skis with misaligned transom plates and I think I read in another thread Jerry thinks he has a leak and is going to reseal his too.
08-25-2009, 09:21 AM #7
08-25-2009, 10:15 AM #8
08-25-2009, 10:25 AM #9
Yep, the plate that bolts to the hull and which the pump assembly bolts to.
08-25-2009, 10:41 AM #10
15 hours...bone dry. Maybe the leakers were built on friday ?
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