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Boostd_GSXR 08-12-2013 10:52 AM

Where do you leak?
 
It seems like I'm taking on water this year. I'm running the billage more often than normal. In the past years I would run the billage at the end of the day to get out the water that the skiers drug in, this year I am needing to run it about three times through out the day. Are there common areas for Mastercrafts to develop small leaks? Obviously I went through and checked the drain plugs already. Outside of that I haven't looked to deep yet. I plan on getting into it and starting to try and trace out leaks this week or next week. This is on my 06 X-30

gsxrjtt 08-12-2013 10:57 AM

Id check all Bilge lines for leaks and fat sacks for pin holes

92 190 PS 08-12-2013 10:59 AM

Most likely coming from the shaft packing if you've checked all of the other common areas. You can tighten slightly if you have never done so, but be sure there is still some dripping (once every 10 seconds or so). Replacing the packing is very simple and if you have not done so in the past it may be time. Good news is if this is your issue, it is a simple inexpensive fix. Good luck.

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GFO3/16X24

Ha..I take back how simple it is, I've always had direct drives. Looks like v-drives are a bit more fun.
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...+shaft+packing

bjames 08-12-2013 11:01 AM

I assume the water is not from taking water over the bow or transom. Also check all your water cooling hoses. Make sure the clamps are nice and tight.

craig3972 08-12-2013 11:18 AM

mine is leaking from the rudder port quite badly

TxsRiverRat 08-12-2013 11:27 AM

I usually leak while I am waiting for my driver to pull me up, or i find a nice tree

sp00ky 08-12-2013 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boostd_GSXR (Post 967456)
It seems like I'm taking on water this year. I'm running the billage more often than normal. In the past years I would run the billage at the end of the day to get out the water that the skiers drug in, this year I am needing to run it about three times through out the day. Are there common areas for Mastercrafts to develop small leaks? Obviously I went through and checked the drain plugs already. Outside of that I haven't looked to deep yet. I plan on getting into it and starting to try and trace out leaks this week or next week. This is on my 06 X-30

I had to change the raw water pump seal this year which was leaking more than I realized. Since then my bilge has been quite dry. unless I get rained on which has been WAY TOO
often this year bilge pump rarely runs.

dsword 08-12-2013 11:46 AM

Rudder port is the place I have seen water come in in the newer(2005 and up) boats.

David Sword

Boostd_GSXR 08-12-2013 01:01 PM

The motor and hoses seem to be dry, I will check closer to be sure. I have not checked the rudder or shaft seals yet. Is there a good way to check those or just put the boat in the water then sit and watch the seals. Only have the three factory installed hard tanks in the boat. Hope one of those didn't crack or spring a leak. I'm guessing they are not fun to remove or replace.

Greenster 08-12-2013 02:01 PM

Two places that mine has developed leaks is the rub rail. We have started surfing more and due to this I have noticed more water in the boat. The other place is my fault letting off of the throttle a bit too fast and allowing the wave to rush over the back a bit. Not much but it does add up.


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