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Old 08-27-2018   #1
 
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leaky mamba 8.1

I bought my husband a brand new mamba 8.1. He had demoed one and loved it. We took it out for its first river run this past weekend but the boat seemed to take on a lot of water. I did tighten all the screws first too. Thoughts. Maybe a different spray skirt?

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Old 08-27-2018   #2
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Yes, new skirt. I use an IR Klingon. (Same boat.)
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Old 08-27-2018   #3
 
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My 3rd gen Burn leaked a lot with the Lucky Charm rand skirt. I went with the IR Klingon Empire with a bungie and it helped a ton.
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If changing the skirt doesn't, try putting silicon adhesive on any through the boat hardware.
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Old 08-28-2018   #5
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In my experience w/ Daggers, it's the skirt - think they tend to make cockpit shapes that don't work well w/ a lot of skirts. I've had good luck w/ Seals Pro Rand. I think the beefy rand works well to seal the rim. I'll probably try an IR rand skirt next though in hopes of better longevity.
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Nailed it...It was the skirt. Thanks everyone.
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