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    Default Water blowing past place diverter O-ring / PLEASE HELP!!!!

    Okay guys I took the Sanger out yesterday and I have water blowing past the o-ring seal on the diverter near the top pin where it pivots side to side in the drrop snoot. I checked and the o-ring is still there and intact so could it be that the mouth of the droop is getting worn and not letting the o-ring seal good?

    How do I correct this issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator Scott View Post
    Okay guys I took the Sanger out yesterday and I have water blowing past the o-ring seal on the diverter near the top pin where it pivots side to side in the drrop snoot. I checked and the o-ring is still there and intact so could it be that the mouth of the droop is getting worn and not letting the o-ring seal good?

    How do I correct this issue?
    Scott just curious what brand droop is it Tom

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    The sealing surface on the droop is probably worn a little. I had to build mine up a little with some epoxy. Also be sure the bushings are in good condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator Scott View Post
    Okay guys I took the Sanger out yesterday and I have water blowing past the o-ring seal on the diverter near the top pin where it pivots side to side in the drrop snoot. I checked and the o-ring is still there and intact so could it be that the mouth of the droop is getting worn and not letting the o-ring seal good?

    How do I correct this issue?
    Have the inside of droop powdercoated again and hand sand until it fits better. I know because i had some redone and they didn't take first coat off and i had to sand every piece to fit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Scott just curious what brand droop is it Tom

    I cant remember for the life of me. I was polished aluminum with blue lettering on the sides.

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    Its not a Berkley droop. That much I do know.

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    Would that liquid rubber material that you dip tool handles work if I coated some in the droop with a brush or would it just get blown off?

    Also where can I get some of those shims fast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator Scott View Post
    Would that liquid rubber material that you dip tool handles work if I coated some in the droop with a brush or would it just get blown off?

    Also where can I get some of those shims fast?
    It would get blown off. Epoxy or powdercoat will last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked Performance Boats View Post
    It would get blown off. Epoxy or powdercoat will last.

    Epoxy is exactly what I used and its drying as I type. I removed the diverter and the issue stared me right in the face. On one side of the snoot you could actually see a groove on the top right hand side where the diverter o-ring sits. So I filled that area with epoxy and it appears that it will do the trick. I will hit the entire mouth of the snoot with some epoxy paint tomorrow just to thicken things up a bit and put it back together.
    I don't know if it will help but I also smeared some water proof grease on the teflon o-ring just to reduce the friction on the snoot.

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    sounds like you got your problem licked. Happy fitting it together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked Performance Boats View Post
    sounds like you got your problem licked. Happy fitting it together.

    Tonight will tell the tale. I let the epoxy dry overnight and hit the mouth of the snoot with some rubberized undercoating just to fill the other slightly worn areas just for good measure. I will hit it with some 800 grit sand paper to smooth the coating and put her back together. I don't know how long the coating will last but I"m not too concerned considering the epoxy filled things in so nice I don't think the coating was even necessary.

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