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Old 01-26-2015, 01:39 AM   #1
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Hello all! New to the club and boating. Love the forums. Wife and I bought a 2000 Maxum 2800 SCR last March. It's our first boat...ever...I'm 42! We boat in Lake Erie out of Marblehead, OH. We both are now addicts. The issue I'm having is when it rains, water pours in between my aft eising glass and where the radar arch and boat come together on both sides. It soaks the carpet and the starboard bench cushion. I bought a bulk row of weather stripping, it's pretty thick, it is like the seal on the eising glass that seals to the windshield. Before I remove all the snaps and start this project I wanted to know what you all have to seal your eising glass. Any pictures of it would be great! Thank you all for any help in advance!
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:23 AM   #2
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Welcome to the website! Nice boat and congrats on your purchase. I have a 3000 and very similar eisenglass set as yours, just a little bigger.

Ok if I got this right and the rain is coming in around the arch and not the aft gunnel here I go.

My first question is where the eisenglass snaps on to arch is that very tight? It should be to help make that a tight seal. On my glass I have about a 1/4 inch lip of stripping on outside of the glass for a good tight seal.

I would just go through and check how tight your seal is between your snaps and arch. Maybe try some colored water in a spray bottle as last resort.

I would also suggest if you not taken one but a Safe Boating class this winter and come this spring get a vessel safety check. Go to www.usps.org to find a class and a inspection.

Good luck and welcome!

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Old 01-26-2015, 03:06 AM   #3
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Thanks for your time and help biggerseagar. There is no seal on my eising glass. It's canvas, eising glass and snaps. Where the aft gunnel & arch come together both are beveled at the connection which leaves about a 1/2" gap between the eising glass and the surface of the boat. I need to add a snap in the beveled area along with the seal I'm installing.

Thank you for the safety advice. When we finally decided to buy a boat last year I took a boating safety course before we bought ours. My neighbor at the marina is a certified safety inspector so I had him do the check. I've been reading & researching for about 5 years. Studied charts of the lake, also went for a couple of boat rides with people I trust before taking the plunge and buying our boat. If I'm going to be responsible for everyone's safety out on the water, for me, I needed to do all that first.

Thanks again for your time to help, I hope I can pay it forward sometime on here!
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Matt welcome aboard.

Not sure I totally am following you, posting a picture may help. If the aft curtain is made properly there should be no gap. Does this happen whenever it rains or just if the wind blows it at the right direction?
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I've all my canvas and eisinglass replaced and it still leaks. Most of mine comes running down the gunnel/walkway (if you could call it that). I have a bunch that runs on the underside of the arch and finds its way in that way as well. Pull your carpets when you leave and when it rains. Move down below when it rains or move to somewhere dry. I'm not sure how much of this you're actually going to be able to stop.

We have a 1997 2800 and it is one of the reasons Hard Top is on our NEED list for the next boat.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:36 PM   #6
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As you can see Matt I have added to my back flap to make it longer so that the rain goes over the aft gunnel instead of inside. I think you can see the black weather stripping that runs up the arch also. This is my second set of eisenglass for our boat and as you can see I had to add canvas by just using snaps to put this all together. Many years ago I bought a nice C-clamp to put these snaps together. Beats the hell out of using one of those hammer and spike devises.

My wife has a sewing machine that little projects like this she can do for me instead of hiring the canvas maker for big bucks. She also made a cover for the door which IMHO is the biggest cause for letting rain in. Whatever the case you just have to fine tune yours and what Shrew said, that this is not a 100% thing, you will get alittle water, you just want to stop the river! I would also this spring clean your canvas and spray it with a water repellant to keep all of your canvas in good shape.

Kudos on your safe boating class!!

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Old 01-27-2015, 01:16 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the insight. Here is a picture of my canvas. The only leak I have on all of the canvas is where the arch mount seam is. I've got some trial & error ahead of me but I can't believe I need a different boat to get out of the rain. I think I'll start by removing the snaps and putting the weather stripping in behind the new snaps then probably have to add a twist snap on the boat closer to the seam. I'll take pictures of the process just in case someone else needs some ideas. I really appreciate the help...great site great group!
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Boy did I overkill that one! A thousand pardons Matt........

I see where the lip or seam of the arch and where it meets the boat you have a nice little valley for water to run. Maybe caulk that seam where the arch meets the boat. You could double up on some weather stripping starting just at the seam and just go down with it 2 or 3 inches that it is.

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I have a 98 2800 scr my aft canvas snaps on the inside of the radar arch,then on the outside when it gets to the boat.
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