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Old 05-04-2013, 07:10 AM
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Water in the bilge

What is considered a normal amount of water uptake during a 2-3hr session? When I pull my X-2 out the slip the water in the bilge sits about halfway up the center plastic drain plug. Can any other X-2 owners share some info to compare?

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:44 AM
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I'm not an X2 owner but with most of these boats, you will see some water in the bilge. I would say 2 inches or so is normal. If it's not rain water, make sure your ballast system doesn't leak. Also check your rudder port and propshaft packing. I assume your boat has a dripless seal on the propshaft so I don't think you should see any water from that at all.

Make sure your bilge pumps are working properly.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:21 AM
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I have never seen a drop of water in my X2, but it is a 2011 with only 60 hours on it.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:27 PM
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We have a verry dry bilge on the 2012 x-2, only when the boats get water from drivers fault or from wet stuff or waves when it lay at the club dock. Only 1 cm max water in it.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:45 PM
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What is considered a normal amount of water uptake during a 2-3hr session? When I pull my X-2 out the slip the water in the bilge sits about halfway up the center plastic drain plug. Can any other X-2 owners share some info to compare?

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Something is wrong. I have a 2010 X2 and it would be less than 8oz for an all day event.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:15 PM
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have you greased the rudder port in a while? mine will leak there. I replaced the seal last year and it did great but first time out this year it leaked a little. need to regrease it.

also could be a hose clamp that isn't tight on the cooling system.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:45 PM
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I had this same type of problem. Culprit was a loose clamp on the kgb tanks.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:49 PM
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What is considered a normal amount of water uptake during a 2-3hr session? When I pull my X-2 out the slip the water in the bilge sits about halfway up the center plastic drain plug. Can any other X-2 owners share some info to compare?

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That year most likely has a dripless shaft seal so I would say you should have little (a few ounces) to no water in the boat. In addition to the other suggestions, check the condition of the o-rings on your drain plugs as well. That much water, you should be able to trace the leak.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:38 PM
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I would check the shaft seal. I always had water in the bilge after just an hour session and sometimes it was high enough to kick on the front pump. Once they replaced the seal everything was resolved. I haven't had a drop of water in the bilge since.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:08 PM
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I think there is a pretty big range of "normal". If your bilge pumps are coming on regularly then I think there is a problem. But it was pretty typical for our 2007 X2 to have water about half way up the center drain plug after a day. I think it was due to a weeping rudder post seal. It would not leak much when just sitting but when the boat was steering it would leak. I would not worry about some water.

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