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mdthacker
06-29-2007, 10:37 AM
Hi Everyone,

This is actually my first posting ever. Near the end of last season, I purchased a 2002 Red X-7. It's in average condition as it was kept on an un-covered lift on Lake Norman, NC. Got some gelcoat fading in the rear, etc.

One problem that I am having is that the Wakeboard holders are missing a few of the solid rubber cords which protect the board from damage. The local Mastercraft dealer says that they can no longer get that part. Has anyone else run into this problem and how did they correct? I am having difficultly finding a supplier for this part on the web as well..

I am sure that this will be one of many requests as I start getting the boat fixed up to my standards...

Thanks,
Mark

Jkelly
06-29-2007, 10:41 AM
Welcome to TT! Wait tower do you have on the boat? Is it a MC tower? Or an after market? You may also be able to fine the rubber strips at a hardware store.

tex
06-29-2007, 10:44 AM
I would check the hardware stores. I have been fighting this too. I have only lost one. I used marine grade silicon to put mine back in when they came loose. Not a great design.

tex
06-29-2007, 10:45 AM
Sorry I forgot one more thing. Welcome!

mdthacker
06-29-2007, 10:59 AM
This is an original Mastercraft Tower. Thanks for the welcomes!

tex
06-29-2007, 11:04 AM
That's what I have. I would think that a good mom/pop hardware store would have something that we could make work!

dsoby
06-29-2007, 11:17 AM
Welcome. I bought my 02 X7 new so I am very familiar with most of the issues that you have or probably will encounter with your new purchase. Sorry, but I caught this problem before I actually lost a rubber strip. I did, however, remove, clean, and reinstall all of these strips with weatherstrip glue. They have been in firmly now for several years. MC originally used some sort of silicone and it just didn't work. I can't offer much help on where to find a replacement. I would try NAPA. They carry a lot of odds and ends. BTW, your boat was made with vinyl that is VERY prone to splitting. If you need any replacement sections, you are almost out of time to order them. MC is stopping their production at the end of this month. Give Mike at Mastercraft of Charlotte a call about ordering new "skins". Feel free to PM me in the future about any issues with your boat. Overall, a great boat. I love mine.