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brain_rinse
06-15-2012, 03:44 PM
I swapped out the black rubber tower feet pads for the new clear versions. After just a couple of months they have slid out as bad as the black ones. Has anyone fixed this permanently? I see a lot of newer boats without the pads but that seems like you're just asking for stress cracks in the gel coat.

mnpracing
06-15-2012, 03:54 PM
I swapped out the black rubber tower feet pads for the new clear versions. After just a couple of months they have slid out as bad as the black ones. Has anyone fixed this permanently? I see a lot of newer boats without the pads but that seems like you're just asking for stress cracks in the gel coat.

Once I switched to the clears, I haven't had a problem. I'm wondering though if simply using 3M 4000 or 4200 between the tower foot and the pad (not between the pad and the gelcoat) would work?

sandm
06-15-2012, 04:48 PM
that's a good idea. I'd guess any silicone adhesive would work as I can't imgaine much water would get under them if they are tight to the hull.

KG's Supra24
06-15-2012, 04:49 PM
My clear ones are starting to slide out.