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    Hey guys,

    Just removed my rooster booster and installed a droop. I have AT trim and the droop pictured below. Took the boat out today and water was squirting backward toward the boat from where the nozzle pins to the droop. Not sure if the O ring in there is out of wack or what. Upon raising the divertor my engine gets hit with water bigtime. However, after flooring it a few times and cruising around for a while it is much better but still can't raise the divertor much without getting the back wet. Anybody have this problem in the past?? Do you think it's the O ring or should I be looking for something else?? Thanks guys!


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    Are you sure your reverse bucket is all the way up? If you added length but did not lengthen that cable maybe its holding the reverse bucket just slightly down. Im just not sure what up and down would have to do with allowing more water from that junction you are talking about since all that happens there is left and right.

    I know if i put that thing slightly down and give it some gas my passangers are getting a bath.

    Just my thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delemorte View Post
    Are you sure your reverse bucket is all the way up? If you added length but did not lengthen that cable maybe its holding the reverse bucket just slightly down. Im just not sure what up and down would have to do with allowing more water from that junction you are talking about since all that happens there is left and right.

    I know if i put that thing slightly down and give it some gas my passangers are getting a bath.

    Just my thought.
    Yeah, it's all the way up. Didn't add much length anyway seeing how I previously had a rooster booster and short snoot. I could clearly see water pouring out where the nozzle pins to the droop.

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    There's a plastic bushing that goes between the nozzle and the pin, could you have left that out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAWnCA View Post
    There's a plastic bushing that goes between the nozzle and the pin, could you have left that out?
    Nope. Left nothing out. Put everything back meticulously.

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    Are the pins protrudung into the nozzle? They should be flush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAWnCA View Post
    Are the pins protrudung into the nozzle? They should be flush.

    Good question. I'll check that out.

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    If the o-Ring seal does not fit tight it will leak. We have some thin nylon shims that can be added behind the o-ring to solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultrajet View Post
    Good question. I'll check that out.
    Here is the SECRET OF SECRETS: On the Teflon O'Rings If wore out or small Leak<<<DAAA DAAAA Get some of the Blue Scotch Painters Tape 1/4" Works well and put 2 loops on it, then re-install your O Ring.... Its Like Getting Momma a Sleeve JOb or You Taking those Grow It [email protected]!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Here is the SECRET OF SECRETS: On the Teflon O'Rings If wore out or small Leak<<<DAAA DAAAA Get some of the Blue Scotch Painters Tape 1/4" Works well and put 2 loops on it, then re-install your O Ring.... Its Like Getting Momma a Sleeve JOb or You Taking those Grow It Pills![email protected]!


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    Sometimes the nozzle needs to be filled with some filler, and shaped to the diverter..... even with some good o-rings they can still not seat while turning and such

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    Also, don't expect the socket where the o-ring moves around to be perfectly round...my Aggressor droop wasnt. I filled and worked it with Sea Going Poxy Putty >nice snug fit for a few seasons anyway.
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    Get some of the Blue Scotch Painters Tape 1/4" Works well and put 2 loops on it, then re-install your O Ring....
    This works on a Dominator, Berkeley or Place Diverter; but the Amereican Turbine trim units are made different. IE; use the thin shms to tighten it up.

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    Thanks for all the replies guys! Ordered new bushings and new o-ring from american turbine. The bushings I used were from the old set-up and are really not the correct ones anyway and the o-ring is pretty worn. Hopefully some new stuff will solve the problem. Interesting how I didn't have the problem with this stuff on the short snoot??

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