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Old 07-30-2017, 12:27 AM
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water in battery box under observer seat after being reuphostlered

I am getting water that leaks a lot out of the holes located on the bottom of the observer seat only after getting it reupholstered. The water is filling up the battery box and dripping on perko switch. I see it leaking when I am getting stuff out. Never had a drop in the battery box before. It is not coming from anywhere else. My thought is that they did not wrap the foam in thin plastic like they do from the factory and it saturates the foam and then eventually leaks. The guys who reupholstered it have been dicks about fixing a few of their efff ups so I doubt they are going to reupholster this seat. Lesson learned I guess. Few pics to help with reference to the holes. This is a 2000 prostar 190 as well.
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:49 PM
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Sorry, but has no one ever had this problem? Do you know if the foam is n fact incased with plastic normally?
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:42 PM
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I had it happen some with my 03 x2, which was under observer seat. I also have it happen in my 13 star but that box is under rear side seat that gets wet a lot.
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:19 AM
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I had it happen some with my 03 x2, which was under observer seat. I also have it happen in my 13 star but that box is under rear side seat that gets wet a lot.
That's good someone else has experienced this(not really because it sucks). I just don't remember this happening before I got the seat re-upholstered.
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:26 PM
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Mine stays full of water in my X9. Wonder if we could drill a small drain hole in the battery box ? I would think it would drain to the hull.
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:34 PM
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The box is there to contain any leaking battery acid. I wouldn't want any of that in my bilge. Habe you ever seen under the battery in an old car or truck. Just about always rusted out.
Just suck the water out from time to time to keep it as dry as possible and move on.

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Old 08-10-2017, 03:26 PM
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Why is your seat getting so much water exposure? No one towel off or you leave it untarped in the rain?

I'd consider getting a lid of the box of some sort - I dislike having two metal terminals exposed under the seat, kids or guest pull an anchor or the aluminum tube of the emergency paddle over those terminals and poof.
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:57 PM
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I have the same thing so we towel off good and put a towel on the seat. Doesn't hurt to put s towel spread out under the seat as well but you won't need it if you have one on the seat
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:37 PM
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I'd consider getting a lid of the box of some sort - I dislike having two metal terminals exposed under the seat, kids or guest pull an anchor or the aluminum tube of the emergency paddle over those terminals and poof.
Ditto that--hopefully the cover was just off for the moment this picture was taken. But if not, "poof" (or worse) is a matter of when, not if.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:21 PM
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Good point Hammer !!
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