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  1. John Tubb

    John Tubb

    Joined Feb 14, 2017
    583 posts, 116 likes
    O'Day 25
    US Guntersville, AL
    I don't know a S9.2 sure seems like a pretty nice first boat to me:) Can't help with specific ideas on leaks, but is a really great idea to address them ASAP like you are now. I rebeded everything on my boat after our first season including the toe rails which all came loose and were replaced.
     


  2. unhinged schoolboy

    unhinged schoolboy

    Joined May 8, 2018
    17 posts, 7 likes
    S2 9.2a
    unhinged schoolboy US Lake texoma
    Maybe I'm only getting water coming in from the wiring hole. Mine is not under the mast step or at least there is an outside the mast penetration where a wire coming from the mast and goes into boat, (radio), it appears to come off the side and a rubber looking boot attempts to seal it. I will isolate that and seal it up then then see if I can get water to run under mast stepp and leak into cabin. Rotting wood under the mast would be a crushing blow.
     


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  3. unhinged schoolboy

    unhinged schoolboy

    Joined May 8, 2018
    17 posts, 7 likes
    S2 9.2a
    unhinged schoolboy US Lake texoma
     


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  4. unhinged schoolboy

    unhinged schoolboy

    Joined May 8, 2018
    17 posts, 7 likes
    S2 9.2a
    unhinged schoolboy US Lake texoma
    Previos owner attempt to seal new hole he drilled too close to mast step. I rebed bottom of plastic radio cable seal with buytal and wrapped whole thing in this plummer tape that seals to its self......still leaked.
     

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  5. unhinged schoolboy

    unhinged schoolboy

    Joined May 8, 2018
    17 posts, 7 likes
    S2 9.2a
    unhinged schoolboy US Lake texoma
    In a dark moment of rage I attacked the mast step proper with a tube of white silicone. If water fails to enter then.....off with the mast. See how badly she has been violated
     

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  6. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,490 posts, 98 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    Actually, I think the previous owner did you a favor. If he/she had put the coax through the nonskid, it would have been through a cored section of the deck. Get rid of the hokey pass thru connector and find one made for the job. There are coax feed thrus that do not take up a lot of real estate. You might have to make a fairing plate due to curvature of the deck to mast.. Get rid of the silicone. Get rid of the silicone...Get rid of the silicone...GET RID OF THE SILICON...There may be only two reasons to have silicon on board. 1) Beckson opening ports (which I’m sure you have) and 2) I dont remember...Lose the silicone and there are many threads concerning such. Use some butyl with a low flow water hose in small areas to isolate water ingress areas. I’m on my third S2..9.2, 11.0a, 11.0a..Their hull/deck joints just do not leak unless “perturbed”. One source of leaks with S2s are the chain plates going through the deck. You will need to raise the deck plate and rebed with a polysulfide every two yrs if not sooner. Hopefully, nobody has used silicone to do it. Nothing sticks to silicone... DID I SAY LOSE THE SILICONE?..I have been experimenting with Main Sails butyl tape on chain plates and having good results. Also wondering why your coax exits the mast so high..If you end up pulling it, I would fix that....
     


  7. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    2,472 posts, 603 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    :plus::plus::plus:
    None allowed on my boat at all!! It has no "freeze/thaw" bonding.

    :plus:
    Plugged holes will allow the water to overflow the Dam inside your mast base, into your wiring channel passing through to the cabin!

    It took me almost 2 years to trace down the leak sources [5] throughout my new boat.
    Trivia: You find the leak in the last place you look!
    Jim...

    PS: Welcome aboard!:):beer:
     


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  8. unhinged schoolboy

    unhinged schoolboy

    Joined May 8, 2018
    17 posts, 7 likes
    S2 9.2a
    unhinged schoolboy US Lake texoma
    I will most definitely remove silicone. After it dried I hosed area down again and water did not run into head or not as fast as before anyway. Looking at removing mast video....Ill talk to our boat yard and hard the Boat remove mast and rebed it proper. I tapped deck with screwdriver the sounds comming back were consistent. Debating on getting it surveyed, the Boat is in great condition outside the water issues
     


  9. unhinged schoolboy

    unhinged schoolboy

    Joined May 8, 2018
    17 posts, 7 likes
    S2 9.2a
    unhinged schoolboy US Lake texoma
    Wait.....the deck area with no skid is only area where we have balsa..or wood in the core? Is water getting in boat merely rough on the interior and not rotting my boat out?
     


  10. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,490 posts, 98 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    You notice the smooth gel coat is 1) vertical surface, 2) areas with sharp and compond curves, 3) between core panels. These areas should be glass with no core. If you pull the mast, you can verify with a dental pick in the coax hole..
     


  11. unhinged schoolboy

    unhinged schoolboy

    Joined May 8, 2018
    17 posts, 7 likes
    S2 9.2a
    unhinged schoolboy US Lake texoma
    That makes sense. I assumed the worst. Looks like she might make it.
     



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