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Grover777
10-22-2008, 07:45 PM
Hi:

While I was changing the oil filter on my 2001 PS209, I tore my blower duct (it runs right under it). The tear kept getting worse every time I touched it. I was going to use Tyvek tape to repair, but I have about a 6 inch area that is torn up and it is next to impossible to access the torn area.

How hard is it to run new blower ducting? It looks like I will need to remove a floor panel behind the motor box.

Any suggestions??

Thanks!!

Footin
10-22-2008, 09:07 PM
Its not a bad job, but you might have to remove the panel behinf the motor box.

Some models have a hard pvc like tube that runs most of the way back that the flexible tube connects to. I am not sure about yours.

TMCNo1
10-22-2008, 09:12 PM
Simple, you put it back in just like you took the old out and the hose can be found at most any boat dealer and here, http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MPI402-30000

Grover777
10-22-2008, 09:14 PM
I have not taken the ducting out yet.
How does the floor panel come out?

Thanks!!

Footin
10-22-2008, 09:16 PM
If it is like my 205, you take off the motor box then the six or so screws the hold down the panel. Lift it straight up and out.

Chicago190
10-22-2008, 09:42 PM
If you look at the floor behind your motor box you will see that it is a section. Two ways to take it out. 1. Unscrew the hinges on the motor box and then there should be 4-6 screws which attach the floor to the boat. Lift out floor section. 2. Leave motor box attached and just undo the floor screw, and take out the floor and motor box as one section (two people may be needed for this approach.

On mine, I also had to remove the rear seat and also the vertical piece in front of the gas tank to get back far enough to remove the blower hose.

You could also do what I did for a season, which was to cut out the damaged section of blower hose and duct tape in a piece of expandable dryer vent hose to seal up the two sections.

Laurel_Lake_Skier
10-22-2008, 09:49 PM
To save a few bucks, head to a hardware or home supply store that carries RV stuff. In that department, you'll find the same size flex hose used in the RV world for waste water hook-ups. I bought one box (not sure how many feet were in it) for less than $10 and have enough left over in case I ever need another replacement.

Grover777
10-22-2008, 09:49 PM
Are the screws holding the floor to the boat under the carpet?

rem_pss308
10-23-2008, 02:18 AM
To save a few bucks, head to a hardware or home supply store that carries RV stuff. In that department, you'll find the same size flex hose used in the RV world for waste water hook-ups. I bought one box (not sure how many feet were in it) for less than $10 and have enough left over in case I ever need another replacement.



Me too. I think it holds up better than the original

Chicago190
10-23-2008, 12:46 PM
Are the screws holding the floor to the boat under the carpet?

Not on my boat, and I assume unless you have snap out carpet they shouldn't be. On my 190 there are two underneath the motor box and two more at the very rear underneath the rear seat. Maybe someone with a 209 can clarify the procedure.

DanC
10-23-2008, 02:34 PM
Like Footin said
For a PS209
Take the engine cover off by disconnecting the pressure lifts and unscrewing the hinges. The floor panel lifts right out, no screws on my 209.

Grover777
10-23-2008, 04:20 PM
Thanks all! I will check it out when I get home tonight.

agua4fun
10-23-2008, 11:20 PM
No floor screws on my '01 190 either

94PS190
11-14-2008, 03:38 PM
I need to replace my duct this winter. If I remember right I need to remove the gas tank. Can anyone confirm this. My boat is a 94, 190.

TMCNo1
11-14-2008, 05:11 PM
I need to replace my duct this winter. If I remember right I need to remove the gas tank. Can anyone confirm this. My boat is a 94, 190.
Not necessarily, if you are going to pull out the old and it is still attached to the vent box, take it loose, tie a cord to the old, pull the old duct along with the cord from behind the gas tank thru the bilge underneath, then tie it to the new duct and pull up the new duct behind the gas tank with the cord and the tank won't need to be pulled.

Grover777
10-17-2013, 05:44 PM
Time to revive an old thread. I did repair the duct by adding in some new dryer vent. It lasted a while but now its too far gone to repair.

I have floor section out. The duct looks like it goes under the gas tank then up behind it to the outside vent. I dont know for sure because I can get the rear carpeted trim panel off that sits along the back of the trunk.

How is this panel attached? The others just seem to rest in place.

Thanks!

DO

Grover777
10-17-2013, 05:57 PM
Here is the panel I want to removehttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/18/4umyha3u.jpg