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Old 07-19-2018, 03:11 PM
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Rear storage compartment ideas?

Hey guys, Iíve got a 2002 X9 (prostar 209) and when I bought it the rear compartment interior pieces were gone. Guess someone took it out to get at the gas tank and ballast pumps and never put it back in. Any ideas on what I can do here to make it look a little better? Iím a bit worried about water dripping in from the sun pad from wet skiiers and falling on the ballast pumps and fuel pump wire connections. Also worried having the gas tank so exposed to the elements in general. I have thoughts of a buddy smoking on the back pad as ashes fall on top of the tank down below!

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Old 07-19-2018, 04:31 PM
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Mine won't be the correct dimensions but some pictures and measurements and it would be easy to build one.....

It is basically a sheet of 1/4" black plastic cut to shape and topped glued on carpet
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Hey guys, Iíve got a 2002 X9 (prostar 209) and when I bought it the rear compartment interior pieces were gone. Guess someone took it out to get at the gas tank and ballast pumps and never put it back in. Any ideas on what I can do here to make it look a little better? Iím a bit worried about water dripping in from the sun pad from wet skiiers and falling on the ballast pumps and fuel pump wire connections. Also worried having the gas tank so exposed to the elements in general. I have thoughts of a buddy smoking on the back pad as ashes fall on top of the tank down below!

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Old 07-19-2018, 05:15 PM
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I don't think it's a 1/4" thick. The sheet needs to be flexible and bend pretty good at the ends to wedge through the top opening. I think on the 197, and I can't imagine it being different, its like 3/16" or a bit thinner. May be measured in millimeters. If it doesn't flex and bend easy you won't get it in the hole.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:08 PM
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I was thinking mine was atleast 1/2". Its pretty thick and kind of a pain to get into place and heavy duty enough to walk on. I wont be back to the boat for a week but I'll pull it out and check then.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:13 PM
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I was thinking mine was atleast 1/2". Its pretty thick and kind of a pain to get into place and heavy duty enough to walk on. I wont be back to the boat for a week but I'll pull it out and check then.
I think you're talking about the hatch itself. The OP is asking about the insert at the bottom of the storage area that sits on top of the tank.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:31 PM
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I think you're talking about the hatch itself. The OP is asking about the insert at the bottom of the storage area that sits on top of the tank.
That's the one I'm talking about. It's pretty thick and heavy. Has a raised area where it goes around the top of the fuel sending unit and is covered in carpet.
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:02 PM
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Thanks for the help guys, a measurement of the thickness would be really helpful and maybe if you guys have a good picture or two of the finished install, Iíd really appreciate it. Iím having trouble finding anything online. If I can get some flexible plastic cut to size, with a cutout section for the fuel sender, maybe I can build something up myself. Itís not something I want to sink a bunch of money into but like I said, I donít like the idea of water dripping into all the wiring down there.
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:42 PM
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Fuel cutout is same material with staples or screws....i will take some pics and get thickness tomorrow AM

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Old 07-21-2018, 09:27 AM
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Best I could get w lighting...

Very rigid 1/4" black plastic

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Old 07-29-2018, 12:56 PM
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Mines 1/2" black plastic. But it's not rigid like a seat base is.
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