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Old 01-10-2012, 01:43 AM
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Rudder Seal

Hi I have a 2008 x2 which is new to me, there is water leaking in from the rudder, I assume the seals on the rudder have been worn and need replacing. Can anyone please tell me what kind of rudder box I have and where I can get the seal from? It looks like this...



Ive searched around and read it is an ORing, in which case I guess I could get that from an autoparts store. Ive removed the rudder so far and not had time to have a proper look at where the seal is, I didnt see any ORings, which means im either wrong about the ORings or the previous owner didnt put it back together properly.

I also found this, is this the right kit?

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?n...ST1.00-SEALKIT
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:54 AM
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email skidim.com...they will be able to help... mine was leaking but stopped when I lubed... looks the same as my '95
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:50 PM
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Actually mine looks a bit different to the pic I posted.
Its like this... Seal seems to be completely worn away. Ill send it to skidim and see if they have something for me.

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Old 01-11-2012, 09:55 AM
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Obsessed: If your rudder shaft moves back & forth/side to side in the port, most likely the seal is bad; it should fit pretty snug. As mentioned, sometimes greasing the shaft will help seal it better and prevent water from leaking in. You should grease the port/shaft annually anyways.

I believe your rudder port was made by OJ Props...I would send your pic to Eric and get his opinion...extremely helpful, super customer service! I just replaced my 2005 rudder port because of seal wear; the new one works great/no more water in the bilge! mac

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Old 01-11-2012, 09:59 AM
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Hi I have a 2008 x2 which is new to me, there is water leaking in from the rudder, I assume the seals on the rudder have been worn and need replacing. Can anyone please tell me what kind of rudder box I have and where I can get the seal from? It looks like this...



Ive searched around and read it is an ORing, in which case I guess I could get that from an autoparts store. Ive removed the rudder so far and not had time to have a proper look at where the seal is, I didnt see any ORings, which means im either wrong about the ORings or the previous owner didnt put it back together properly.

I also found this, is this the right kit?

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?n...ST1.00-SEALKIT
You won't see the O-rings until you remove the rudder if your model has them on the shaft, itself- they're closer to the top. Your first photo looks like the seal is at the top and will need to be removed. BTW- it doesn't look like anyone has greased it for quite a while, judging by the zerk.

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Old 01-11-2012, 03:34 PM
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There doesnt seem to be any Orings for this kind of rudder box. I spoke to my dealer he was very helpful, he sent me some pics of the parts. The seal is at the top.
For now I have greased it well, hopefully it will slow the leak until I can get over to my dealer to buy a new seal.



This is the seal, it can be pushed into the grey top part.
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:11 PM
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How much is the new seal from your dealer?
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:42 AM
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Around $65 for the seal
I live in the middle east, we only have one dealer in the region in Dubai, I have found most things to be overpriced from them, I could order the parts from the US for cheaper (including shipping), but the dealer was very helpful so I will just get it from him in this case.
The rudder box is almost $400 compared to $170 at skidim.

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Around $65 for the seal
I live in the middle east, we only have one dealer in the region in Dubai, I have found most things to be overpriced from them, I could order the parts from the US for cheaper (including shipping), but the dealer was very helpful so I will just get it from him in this case.
The rudder box is almost $400 compared to $170 at skidim.
lol, maybe the dealer should shop at skidim!!

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anyone had any idea of how hard it is to remove the seal pictured above?
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