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    Seadoo Snap in Fenders on 2018 RXT-X 300

    Hello all,

    First time PWC owner here. Just purchased a 2018 Seadoo RXT-X 300 and recently installed the snap in fenders from Seadoo. They look and function fine , but we got a little off while drilling them. Looking back, we probably should have let a dealer install them. The holes are very close to the hull (see attached photos). Should this cause any issues being this close to the hull? Should I put some silicone on the holes? I apologize for the questions. Like I said earlier, I'm a first time PWC owner. Also, can you special order a ski from Seadoo with the snap in fenders installed at the factory? Any help/advice is greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSUguy29 View Post
    Hello all,

    First time PWC owner here. Just purchased a 2018 Seadoo RXT-X 300 and recently installed the snap in fenders from Seadoo. They look and function fine , but we got a little off while drilling them. Looking back, we probably should have let a dealer install them. The holes are very close to the hull (see attached photos). Should this cause any issues being this close to the hull? Should I put some silicone on the holes? I apologize for the questions. Like I said earlier, I'm a first time PWC owner. Also, can you special order a ski from Seadoo with the snap in fenders installed at the factory? Any help/advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks






    what exactly are we looking at here?

    did you drill into the rubrail?

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    here's what my mounting brackets look like installed.


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    So how hard is this install? I am having trouble finding a solution for tieing up at docks that are alot higher and only pilings to rest against, any solutions for this? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSUguy29 View Post
    Hello all,

    First time PWC owner here. Just purchased a 2018 Seadoo RXT-X 300 and recently installed the snap in fenders from Seadoo. They look and function fine , but we got a little off while drilling them. Looking back, we probably should have let a dealer install them. The holes are very close to the hull (see attached photos). Should this cause any issues being this close to the hull? Should I put some silicone on the holes? I apologize for the questions. Like I said earlier, I'm a first time PWC owner. Also, can you special order a ski from Seadoo with the snap in fenders installed at the factory? Any help/advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    I went through the exact same experience two months ago when I installed fenders on both sides of my RXT as well. The install instructions are not clearly written enough to explain that you only need to drill through the rubber bumpers on the very edge and not anywhere close to the hull. The problem was though that I didn't understand this until after I made the same mistakes you did here. After I finished both sides I was left with two small holes in the siding of the hull underneath the bumper lip which I then just filled in with some clear 3M marine epoxy and seems to be holding up just fine.

    I wouldn't worry too much about the holes after you fill them in as no one will ever be able to see them and it wont effect your ski while on the water.

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    18gtxltd300...I have been working on something to try and solve this problem, but it has its limitations. Its a foam bumper with the option of installing an extension piece. Not sure how strong they would be in rough water though.Click image for larger version. 

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    As long as the top portion aligns you’re good.
    if you’ve located them in the wrong position, fill the holes and try again.
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    So I am leaning towards these, if the two hull hugr style I have on order don't work out. On the 2018's the larger bracket is needed, does it actually get drilled through the lip or just the rub rail? I looked online and couldn't find any instructions.

    These look like they will take up less room in storage then the hull hugr's


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    Quote Originally Posted by 18gtxltd300 View Post
    So I am leaning towards these, if the two hull hugr style I have on order don't work out. On the 2018's the larger bracket is needed, does it actually get drilled through the lip or just the rub rail? I looked online and couldn't find any instructions.

    These look like they will take up less room in storage then the hull hugr's

    the mounting bracket mounting screws are drilled into the rubrail.


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    BRP Instructions:

    http://instructions.brp.com/content/...mber=295100729



    Thanks for the clarification about the rubrails. The Instructions that sea doo put out still weren't that clear... I think I may give it a shot. Wondering if it makes sense to remove the rubrail and install while its off of the ski to avoid any risk of drilling the hull

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