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triumphjon

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ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« on: April 08, 2010, 08:32:45 PM »

ive recently bought this boat second hand , despite all my efforts in trying to trace the water ingress it still enters the hull , has anyboby else had the same problem ?
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andyn

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Re: ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 08:58:20 PM »

It's more than likely coming up the propshaft, try it in the bath first, run it up but hold onto it firmly. You'll be able to see where it's coming from then.

If it is coming up the shaft, you'll need to pack it with grease.
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john54

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Re: ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010, 09:40:22 PM »

As Andy said & rudder stem. Had one once  ;) Leaked like mad through rudder stem.
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andyn

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Re: ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010, 10:15:18 PM »

Am I right in thinking that the stem is below the waterline? I seem to remember it is.
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Re: ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2010, 10:48:01 PM »


My last  leak (snigger, snigger) was in my Springer, which eventually turned out to be due to a bad prop tube / shaft.
 Nothing for a few minutes then it just poured in!  >:-o
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Re: ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010, 10:57:38 PM »

Now that's what I call a leak Martin {-) {-) {-)
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triumphjon

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Re: ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010, 05:57:03 PM »

well ive had it in the bath , it remains dry as a bone ,until i take it to the lake  where it has this strange attraction for leaking !  ive made a new rudder & post thats now above the chine line ,  still cant find a leak , does anybody sell a small self bailer i can install instead ? ive now changed the shaft for a 4mm one & fitted a 35s two bladed prop , performance is much better although it now prop walks to port !
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Re: ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2010, 06:56:39 PM »

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john54

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Re: ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2010, 07:43:06 PM »

Hull to deck joint ? As for prop smaller dia & more pitch ?
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Re: ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2010, 07:47:51 PM »

P.S! When shes in the bath try pushing her down a bit  ok2 Then you can watch inside for leaks.
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triumphjon

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Re: ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2010, 07:56:47 PM »

got it on full power in the bath , pushed down to its normal run angle , its dry as the preverbial ! why when im not able to see whats happening does the damn thing leak ? so far ive resealed the hull /deck joint , replaced the propshaft silicone glue with epoxy  made a new rudder post & rudder  , cut away half of the internal radio tray for accsess  ? ?
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2010, 08:21:10 PM »

Unless somebody else has any more ideas {:-{ I would say its POSSESSED  :o
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triumphjon

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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2010, 06:31:02 PM »

it will leak nomore !  stripped everything out  going to find a decent fibreglass hull  , hull gone to the best home possible , . . . . . the dustbin  ! !  O0 thanks for all of your sugestions
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2010, 07:11:26 PM »

Ive done the same thing a few times ok2   We all live & learn {:-{ Most of the time to our cost in this hobby  >:-o Keep us posted & ask on here before you buy  :-))Good idea?
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triumphjon

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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2010, 08:36:00 PM »

im now looking for a deep vee grp hull / deck to install my gear into has anybody any sugestions please ? ps ive not got very much money , aged triumph 2500 to feed !
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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2010, 09:30:43 PM »

This comes to mind. But i dont think your running gear will get her moveing very well  :(( As needs surface drive ,brushless , lipos ect  ok2 Good hulls although old design {:-{ Message him as hes very helpfull  :-))But always remember speed & run time is all down to your budget  :D All depends on what you want to do ;)

http://toys.shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=zoom&_sacat=140970&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313&_dmpt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&_odkw=&_osacat=140970&bkBtn=
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Re: ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2010, 10:45:10 PM »


Have you greased the tube?

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andyn

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Re: ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2010, 10:56:59 PM »

I've got one of these going cheap if you're interested:

http://www.orionmouldings.com/apps/webstore/products/show/1151293

Hull / deck needs glassing together and theres no hardware etc.
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triumphjon

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Re: ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2010, 11:12:46 PM »

how much ?
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andyn

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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2010, 11:15:23 PM »

How's £15 plus postage sound? Bear in mind you will probably need a new rudder to cut to legnth, its just over an inch and a half deep at the transom.

The existing shaft and electrics will go in there fine.
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triumphjon

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Re: ripmax interceptor , water leaks !
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2010, 11:30:10 AM »

sounds good to me , thanks ,
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