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Infamous HDS leak

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Dude, that is the repair method.

Grind it out and fill will plexus.

I was going to use either 3M 5200 fast cure or just go for Marine-Tex which I also have. Any preferences? Is the 3M as good as Plexus? I was leaning towards the Marine-Tex and just be done with it.

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I was going to use either 3M 5200 fast cure or just go for Marine-Tex which I also have. Any preferences? Is the 3M as good as Plexus? I was leaning towards the Marine-Tex and just be done with it.

5200 isn't meant for this kind of repair, and I've seen several botched attempts at HDS repairs with 5200, they never seem to work.

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5200 isn't meant for this kind of repair, and I've seen several botched attempts at HDS repairs with 5200, they never seem to work.

Thanks,

Marine-Tex it is.

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No, Chris wasn't advising Marine-Tex, he was stating what should be used - Plexus.

Peter

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No, Chris wasn't advising Marine-Tex, he was stating what should be used - Plexus.

Peter

Where would one find Plexus? And why wouldn't you recommend Marine-Tex

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After careful consideration and a 1/2 using a dremel to grind out the plexus that was in there, and finding out more about the application of Plexus, I have decided to fall on my DIY sword and have a professional take care of it, The season is too short to botch the job.

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Dude, that is the repair method.

Grind it out and fill will plexus.

I was talking about this one.

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I was talking about this one.

Proven huh, so the grind a fill is not a proven method? Considering the Malibu warranty fix is to grind it out and fill with plexus, I'm going to say it's a proven repair method.

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Proven huh, so the grind a fill is not a proven method? Considering the Malibu warranty fix is to grind it out and fill with plexus, I'm going to say it's a proven repair method.

Forgive for not excepting you as the method authority. I just used a different method on my boat that worked. This is nothing to get all worked up about.

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How about the shaft log piece that you fiberglass to the bottom? (Nice work Hedgehogbob. But I don't have that creative talent!!) Does anyone Have a part # for it? I was told it comes in Aluminum and Brass.

I called Farmers Fiberglass and he said he ordered it from the malibu dealer. So I called the Malibu dealer and they had No Idea what I was talking about????

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Need to have my leaky box repaired this off-season, bilge pump has worked OT this year.

Any referrals for a shop capable of this repair in and/or around Northern Chicagoland Area??

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Need to have my leaky box repaired this off-season, bilge pump has worked OT this year.

Any referrals for a shop capable of this repair in and/or around Northern Chicagoland Area??

TTT, anybody around Chicago/Southern Wisco have this repair done?? Referrals

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Looking at this thread, the repair shown using the hedge's tunnel method seems to trap water in the column. Any adverse problems when freezing weather hit during winter?

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So, I have leak in a 2012 TXI that I am buggered if I can find. We started the mandatory MC searches and found this thread. Sorta sounds plausible as my TXI fills up with water overnight (so not water pump pressure or such like). I've search everything (rudder, stuffing box, exhausts, swim platform bolts, wedge etc etc) and I'm buggered if I can find the problem - can't find anything in all the usual places so the "Infamous HDS Leak" seems like a possible cause. That said, in my case the water can end up right up forward in the section under the bow seats. What I don't understand is how, if its a HDS leak, how the water ends up the front? Is there a path to the bow from a HDS leak thats not via the center of the boat, as the bung is in... ie it would have to be coming forward under the floor one either side of the boat? I'm no expert in the layup, but it does not seem possible on initial inspection....?

Thoughts appreciated 

Andrew

 

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Sounds like it stays on the water...you said you check everything but did you check tracking fins?  May not be applicable for that year, but I know some models are bolt-through and others a just glued in.

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3 hours ago, formulaben said:

Sounds like it stays on the water...you said you check everything but did you check tracking fins?  May not be applicable for that year, but I know some models are bolt-through and others a just glued in.

Hi Formulaben,

It stays in the water overnight when we are there not permanently. Yes, checked the fins, even put water in the boat on the trailer to see what came out -  nothing.

 

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I think I read that the water gets in-between the hull and the hull liner. It can then migrate to the bow.

 

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