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    WFT?!? Someone made the start button hole bigger..why??

    So I bought a '94 SPX years ago for a few hundred bucks, and the hull had been used on rivers and really chipped/torn up. I found a UBER clean empty hull for $50 to swap everything into...and then found this last night:



    why would someone drill out the start button hole? Is there an aftermarket mod people do to these? I don't want to throw this hull away or try to patch it over this, but it'd be a lot of work for very little value.
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    Sounds like a job for a washer and appropriate application of sealant?

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    Yeah, I've already measured for a ss washer. I just hate going redneck on anything. I want it to look and run like showroom new.

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    Source matching black plastic washers for both? No reason you can’t integrate it and make it look factory.

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    I could probably have a guy at work machine a nylon block to fit, come to think of it. Then epoxy it in place with a thin SS washer underneath?

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    Weight reduction


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlueMartin View Post



    why would someone drill out the start button hole? Is there an aftermarket mod people do to these? I don't want to throw this hull away or try to patch it over this, but it'd be a lot of work for very little value.
    check the price on the oem kill switch


    the p/o had put an outboard kill switch in there 1/4 of the cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    check the price on the oem kill switch


    the p/o had put an outboard kill switch in there 1/4 of the cost
    Duh, why didnt I think of that!

    Like this? https://shop.hamiltonmarine.com/prod...12v-29835.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlueMartin View Post
    Duh, why didnt I think of that!

    Like this? https://shop.hamiltonmarine.com/prod...12v-29835.html
    yeah exactly, but caution, some skis are make to kill, other are make to run and as far as I'm concerned the only way to deal with this is replacing the oem switch.

    These boat kill switches leave too much to chance due to the angle of the pull when you get off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    yeah exactly, but caution, some skis are make to kill, other are make to run and as far as I'm concerned the only way to deal with this is replacing the oem switch.

    These boat kill switches leave too much to chance due to the angle of the pull when you get off.
    Exactly go with O E M switch and you can cut the hole the size of a slightly larger diameter hole saw, use same hole saw to cut the switch hole in junk hull out and epoxy or Poly. it in place, presto you have the right size original hole and it will even be same color and size!!

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