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Old 05-08-2013, 03:12 AM
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First think I checked was the plastic drain plug. No o-ring. When I got the boat a year ago it never had one. Doh. Ive just been cranking it down good and tight but obviously that isn't enough. I'll check shaft and rudder seals on Saturday.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:43 AM
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I always have water in the bilge. For instance it started dry this weekend, however, on the 80, the engine hatch hinges at a very low point on the stern, which allows water to drain into the bilge every time water, waves, and wakes wash up over the swim deck and into the hinge gap. I turn on the main center pump a few times each day.


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Old 05-08-2013, 11:46 AM
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I guess my major concern is that it's saltwater sloshing about. What I would give for a body of freshwater nearby.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:05 PM
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if your x2 is on the trailer put your center plug in and put some fresh water in the bilge about two or so gallons and see if it drips from the bottom of the boat where the center plug is
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:07 PM
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If you read above I think the missing o-ring may be the culprit.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:48 AM
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So the follow up. The center drain plug with a newly installed o-ring is watertight. The rudder shaft however is not. It has a fairly significant drip. I'd say one large drop running off the rudder arm every 3/5 seconds. Anyone changed the rudder shaft seals? Is it a fairly easy job?
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:19 AM
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have you greased the rudder first?
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:56 AM
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here you go.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ghlight=rudder

actually this is the better one that I used.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ight=snap+ring
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:27 PM
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I will try to grease it as the first step. Thanks ttu for the links.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:25 PM
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Seal changed. Greased until it oozed out the bottom. Water leak fixed.
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