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Old 07-11-2005, 11:42 PM
footin123 footin123 is offline
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Rub rail leaks??

I have a 1994 maristar 200. The rub rail was removed and replaced (caulked all screws when replacing them) and I have removed the back seat and tank and sealed the entire inside, but still getting lots of water at 10-20 mph. Has anyone had a simiar problem and remedy?

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Old 07-12-2005, 12:01 AM
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During my first few weeks with my '93 I noticed water POURING in the back right of the boat anytime I made a slow left turn. It was hard not to notice because the rear corner became saturated with water during these turns. All I did was seal the bottom lip of the rubrail where it met the fiberglass. I used some clear marine grade silicone and water never poured in again.
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Old 07-12-2005, 10:48 AM
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Hey footin

My boat leaked like that - I used polysulphide black caulk (BoatLife) anf just ran a bead up under the rail - if you use masking tape, you'll get a nice straight bead that won't need much tooling (with your finger)...my boat's rail is black with a black stripe just under it so the "repair" just disappears...

Due to the config. of the hull back there, get someone to drive at 20 mph +/- and if you stand back there and look you'll see water being kicked right up under the rail and consequently, forced thru the crack...

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Old 07-12-2005, 07:24 PM
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Yes Sir, silicone under or adjacent to the rail.
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:36 PM
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Thumbs up Thanks

Thanks everyone for the advice. I'll give it a shot and let you know!!

Footin
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Old 07-14-2005, 07:10 AM
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Hey Wes - did you ever get your motor straightened out?
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Old 07-14-2005, 04:19 PM
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Hey jimmer,

The boat's at the mechanic as we speak...one cracked head - $1,100 +/- ouch! as they say - break out another thousand....hopefully thebottom end tests OK.

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Old 07-22-2005, 04:16 PM
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Same leak in 2003 MS230

Just tried the silicon fix under the right rear end. My neighbor with a MS 210 1999 had the same leak. Has the factory offered any guidance? Seems like this is a very common problem.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:36 PM
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I am getting more and more water in the center bilge compartment?
1999 Maristar 210.
Heater system is by-passed. (We never use it.)
Motor bilge is dry.
I don't get it?
Prop seal?

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:56 PM
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