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djkslc
05-16-2014, 01:42 AM
2008 x2 water is coming in through the top of the rudder. Is that a fix with grease in the zirk fitting, or something more than that?


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mikeg205
05-16-2014, 01:50 AM
try some grease... if it still leaks - prolly needs new o-rings

197 TT
05-16-2014, 07:23 AM
I had the same thing on my '08 X2 and replaced the seal, check out this thread

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=45199&highlight=rudder

djkslc
05-18-2014, 08:19 AM
I filled it with grease, and the excess grease came out the bottom seal. It still moves a bit. I haven't had time to lake test it. How tight should it be, and will the grease stop the water from leaking into the boat?


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ttu
05-18-2014, 08:23 AM
I had the same thing on my '08 X2 and replaced the seal, check out this thread

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=45199&highlight=rudder

^^ ditto^^ I replaced the seal and all is good.

sseager
05-20-2014, 07:13 AM
Ordered a replacement rudder port from Eric at OJ yesterday for $75 for my 08 X2. Comes with new seal and sleeve in the port. Will need to send my current port back as a core.

I can currently wiggle my rudder I would say 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch. I was also surprised by how much water I was getting into the boat. It is a new to me boat (and first inboard) and I've only had it out twice so I don't have much to compare it to.

Ordered a new prop from them a few weeks ago and received it in 2 days so I'm hoping to have this before the weekend. I went from the 14.25 x 14.5 to a 14.25 x 14 and can't wait to see the difference. Top speed prior to the swap was 42 mph with two adults, three kids 9-11 and a full tank of fuel. This spring has sucked for owning a new boat!!

I'll post pics when it comes in and if I remember install pics.

Jerseydave
05-20-2014, 09:05 PM
^ Holeshot should improve but you will likely lose some top speed with that new prop.

If you want more top speed, go with a 14.75 X 15.5 OJ.

sseager
05-21-2014, 08:33 AM
After talking with Eric I decided to go more holeshot. Eric said to give it a try and if we don't like it can send it back. I'm hoping to only loose 2-4 mph top end. Will be giving it a try this weekend.

sseager
05-21-2014, 04:44 PM
Received my replacement rudder port today. Thanks to Eric and Sue at OJ. Hoping to get to it tonight or tomorrow night.

sseager
05-22-2014, 01:59 PM
When replacing the port do I need to put any kind of sealant under the plates or around the bolts/nuts?

06MCX15
05-22-2014, 03:34 PM
I would. I replaced mine and used 3M 5200 marine sealant. Cant use the boat for 4-5 days though as that stuff takes a long time to dry. I do hear there is a quick cure version now...

sseager
05-22-2014, 03:51 PM
Thanks 06MCX15.

With dry time of 4-5 days it wont get done til the end of the weekend!!

06MCX15
05-22-2014, 04:45 PM
No problem. Do it after the weekend and let er sit. The last thing you want to do is replace the rudder port only to find out that it still leaks when you bring it back to the lake. I think if that would have happend to me, I would have lit a fire!

FrankSchwab
05-23-2014, 12:08 AM
5200 is pretty permanent. I'd ask Eric if that's the right answer, or simple Silicone. At the least, I'd choose 3M 4200 instead.

sseager
05-23-2014, 09:38 AM
Just heard back from Eric at OJ. He states 4200 would be better because of 5200 being so permanent. Also to make sure to seal the bolt holes well because they can be a problem error.

One more atta-boy to Eric. They have been great to work with and quick to respond to questions.

TXMC-06X2
05-23-2014, 10:16 AM
I notice my rudder shaking when I take off and when I am loading the boat on the trailer. It vibrates bad enough that it shakes the steering wheel pretty good. Is this a problem that can be fixed with grease, or is this a more serious problem?

06MCX15
05-23-2014, 02:48 PM
Good call sseager. Would be a better choice.


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sseager
06-01-2014, 01:39 PM
Trying to get the old rudder port out of the boat. Is there some secret to breaking free the port from the old sealant?

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