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Old 05-18-2011, 11:18 PM
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Help - is this a big issue or not

Sorry if I don't have the terminalogy right.
I assume I need my dealer to fix this. I am wondering if anyone can help me know if this is a major repair and if you know why this happened.
I have a X15 2009 Salt Water Series with closed cooling.


There is a crack in what I think is the muffler. I have attached pictures below. I believe it is fiberglass.
Water only leaks when the boat is in the water. When I run the boat hooked to the garden hose, it doesn't seem to leak..

Below is a general picture of the area. The crack is actually hidden from this view, but I circled the area it is;
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Below is a close up of the crack. The crack is about an inch long:
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Thanks for the help.
I will take the boat in to the deal, but it would be nice to know how complicated this problem is to fix and what why it occured.

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Old 05-18-2011, 11:30 PM
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Looks like part of the muffler to me. I believe those are fiberglass, so it should be an ez repair. But I've been wrong before
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:43 PM
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Yes, it isn't metal - most likely fiberglass.
Any clue why it would have cracked?
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:16 AM
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Based on where It's located (on a seam) looks to be either a manufacturer defect or freeze damage. Based the time of season I'd say it's more likely the later. I don't know what these mufflers look line internally and if there could be any internal damage but to fix just the crack I would give Marine Tex or Fiberglass a shot. If I were going to try to fix it I'd use a Dremel or die grinder to open up / clean out the crack and then fill it with Marine Tex.

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Old 05-20-2011, 08:55 AM
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I took it in and it is a cracked muffler. It should only be about 2 hours to replace and $200-$400 to either recondition professionally and tested or buy a new one.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:34 AM
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Based on where It's located (on a seam) looks to be either a manufacturer defect or freeze damage. Based the time of season I'd say it's more likely the later. I don't know what these mufflers look line internally and if there could be any internal damage but to fix just the crack I would give Marine Tex or Fiberglass a shot. If I were going to try to fix it I'd use a Dremel or die grinder to open up / clean out the crack and then fill it with Marine Tex.

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that is what i would do and then hit it with a bit of flat black spray paint...you would never know it even happened.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:00 AM
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X2 on self repair.

Fiberglass resin with some kitty hair. Sand area first then lay kitty hair or woven fiberglass around muffler, then apply resin. Sand any runs out and paint. Its a quick $30 fix that will be permanent.
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