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    Default What on earth happened to this seal?

    I installed this brand new steer cable transom seal last year and I noticed that within a couple of months it started to show sign of cracks. Today, when I loosened the nut the seal tore. Was this an installation error on my part or a poor quality seal?
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    OZONE!..... rubber just isn't what it used to be ... if you got it from me I'll send you one N/C

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    OZONE!..... rubber just isn't what it used to be ... if you got it from me I'll send you one N/C
    Thanks Tom! I didn't get it from you I got it from another vendor on this forum. Hopefully he'll come forward and offer to replace it n/c as well. It's crazy to think that the enviorment can attack rubber like that so quickly.

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    seriously ? with all the crap in the air and water it's a wonder they last as long as they do ....
    It may be OLD ,it may be Slow ... but at least it's MOBILE !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N2GLOCK View Post
    Thanks Tom! I didn't get it from you I got it from another vendor on this forum. Hopefully he'll come forward and offer to replace it n/c as well. It's crazy to think that the enviorment can attack rubber like that so quickly.
    Back in the day those things would last at least a season, the Old white ones seemed to last forever , we changed our material a few years back . kind of spooky makes you wonder what the Ozone does to you Huh ?

    PS helps if you put it in with silicone or lanoline

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    when in doubt pull the silicone out

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    OZONE!..... rubber just isn't what it used to be ... if you got it from me I'll send you one N/C
    Hey Tom mine did the same thing but...it has'nt seen the sun yet....can you over tight them?..oh yea, I bought 10 from you ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gone Green View Post
    Hey Tom mine did the same thing but...it has'nt seen the sun yet....can you over tight them?..oh yea, I bought 10 from you ..
    Send em' back Bro overtighten yes , will bind up steering tube , we put them in half in half out use a little non petro lube and make em have a little fat roll on either side

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    if you got it from me I'll send you one N/C
    Way to step up Tom! Top Notch customer service! I know just a cheap rubber seal but how many people would 100% warranty a part not installed by them and was used for a season! K, sorry back on topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwurst1 View Post
    Way to step up Tom! Top Notch customer service! I know just a cheap rubber seal but how many people would 100% warranty a part not installed by them and was used for a season! K, sorry back on topic.
    Tom is good people! He's even answered my call and taken an order while on vacation!!!

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    I'd jump on the bandwagon too, but I still have those 2 free stainless bulkhead cable penetrations Tom sent me to try.
    (I keep meaning to send those back, BTW)
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    If it came from us let me know, I will replace also. All of ours come from American Turbine, hopefully there isn't a problem with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexone View Post
    If it came from us let me know, I will replace also. All of ours come from American Turbine, hopefully there isn't a problem with them.
    I'll pm you Monday. Thanks

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