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Sampp1963
06-14-2014, 09:33 PM
8 gallons of water.....just pumped 8 gallons of water with my shop vac after a heavy rain on my new Mondo. Kind of a lot..and every thing was dry before the rain, so it's not coming from seals or ballast...

And both cockpit and tonneau cover were in place....my dealer even made some mod to the overs so both fresh air intake are covered...

Anyone has experience something like that?? And what dud you do to correct it??

Thanks!!

motosno963
06-14-2014, 10:40 PM
The covers are not 100% water proof.. so if the water sits on the cover it will seap through..if I don't put the poles up in mine I will pool water and I'll get lots of water in my boat as well

jmvotto
06-15-2014, 08:49 AM
It runs down the windsheild under the snaps into the boat, a full mooring cover is the answer if it stays in the weather a lot, or get a cheap Walmart full cover for temporary use.

wolfeman131
06-15-2014, 09:03 AM
And what did you do to correct it??


If you store your boat outside, you should always pull your drain plug out.

jmvotto
06-15-2014, 09:10 AM
With my obv the drive sloped the wrong way so the water went to the bow area even with the jack as high as possible, and the water pooled in the bow, no plug up there. With the mojo and mondo it should slope better towards the drain plug.

Just remember to put plug in prior to launch:p

Sampp1963
06-15-2014, 09:11 AM
If you store your boat outside, you should always pull your drain plug out.

Boat outside...but on the water....don't think I should pull out the drain plug!!!

jmvotto
06-15-2014, 09:12 AM
Where is it pooling so the bilge pump does not empty it?

Sampp1963
06-15-2014, 09:13 AM
It runs down the windsheild under the snaps into the boat, a full mooring cover is the answer if it stays in the weather a lot, or get a cheap Walmart full cover for temporary use.

Boat is new...I will try to get refund from dealer and buy a full mooring cover

wolfeman131
06-15-2014, 09:16 AM
Where is it pooling so the bilge pump does not empty it?

Ok, DON'T pull the drain plug if it's in the water. But, you need to check that bilge pump ASAP! I've seen moombadaze and kaneboats LSV's endure hour long downpours at my place and the bilge pumped out most of the water. Never did we see 8 gal left in the bilge. A mooring cover would also help.

parrothd
06-15-2014, 09:41 AM
Had so much water a few weeks ago the water was up to the carpet floor. The gas tank actually push up the floor. :eek:

The automatic bilge wasn't working..

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Sampp1963
06-15-2014, 08:20 PM
Where is it pooling so the bilge pump does not empty it?

Bilge pump higher than the lower point under the motor....bigle is running just fine but CAN not pump every thing

FamilyMatters
06-16-2014, 05:27 PM
Full Cover with poles is the only answer, My 2 piece mooring cover leaked like a sieve!

drb59
06-16-2014, 08:15 PM
My snap on is leaking in the bow but not the back. Told the wife I am buying a one piece to go over top when we are not at the lake or if it is going to rain while we are up at our cabin. The dampness cannot be good in the long run.

parrothd
06-16-2014, 08:23 PM
Did you treat it? My snap on works pretty good, the water pools if it's a heavy rain but doesnt leak.

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jmvotto
06-16-2014, 09:05 PM
Mine used to come in from the windshield area under the bow cover, not through the cover.

Sampp1963
06-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Did you treat it? My snap on works pretty good, the water pools if it's a heavy rain but doesnt leak.

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It's brand new...the water beads on the cover....I guess it leaking at the bottom of the windshield

Sampp1963
06-16-2014, 09:41 PM
Full Cover with poles is the only answer, My 2 piece mooring cover leaked like a sieve!

Full cover with snap??

Sampp1963
08-17-2014, 04:06 PM
Dealer just gave me a full moomba mooring cover......still leaking like heel..... I think it's coming at the base on the tower since there's non flap that goes over the tower bottom.

I will have to do some mod. Anyone has done it? How do you cover the tower base so no water can go inside the boat?

ninedriver
08-17-2014, 04:55 PM
Do you have pics with cover on?

Sampp1963
08-17-2014, 05:18 PM
Do you have pics with cover on?

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Close up of the tower......20693

zabooda
08-17-2014, 05:27 PM
The cover needs a raised boot design at the tower to allow water to flow around it.

Sampp1963
08-17-2014, 06:11 PM
The cover needs a raised boot design at the tower to allow water to flow around it.

Your right......it also need a flap over the tower base because the rain goes right trough between tower base and cover. I put a towel today inside the boat at the tower base and it was soaking wet after a good rain.

Sampp1963
08-17-2014, 08:07 PM
I think this is how the water is getting into the boat. Then the carpet sucks everything up and it get wet up to the middle of the boat...

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saskyrider
08-17-2014, 10:51 PM
I have the same problem... i found that i had my back pole to high and was pulling the inside edge of the cover away from the tower and allowing water to come in. I am taking my cover to get a flap sewn on that will be sewn on the inside of the tower leg, go over the bottom part of the tower and velcro on the outside. Also i am getting them to sew an extra patch with some straps that i can pull the tarp harder downwards at the back of the boat like my evolution cover did. I will be ordering an evolution cover as soon as this one begins to show wear..

BamaMojo
08-17-2014, 11:04 PM
Mine does same thing, design flaw


2012 Mojo

uniwarking
08-18-2014, 12:47 PM
A few things.... I have the factory cover on my Mojo.

-Does the Mondo come with straps or just the poles? It looks like just poles in the pic. If it came with straps, use them as they will help with the pooling that occurs.

-I use really basic spring clamps to hold the fabric together over the tower base... Closes the gap some but also holds the cover tight so water can't pool.

You'll still get water... The cover isn't the greatest... Tends to funnel water right to the tower base and into the boat.

I'm going to pick up an evolution cover for next season so I can have a cover that works while it's sitting or being towed.


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saskyrider
08-18-2014, 02:52 PM
My Mondo came with 2 poles and straps to hold the poles in place. There is also a strap that runs from the front pole over the windshield and to the back pole. This does help a little but i agree the water is funneled right to the tower leg.

Sampp1963
08-18-2014, 10:45 PM
I have the same problem... i found that i had my back pole to high and was pulling the inside edge of the cover away from the tower and allowing water to come in. I am taking my cover to get a flap sewn on that will be sewn on the inside of the tower leg, go over the bottom part of the tower and velcro on the outside. Also i am getting them to sew an extra patch with some straps that i can pull the tarp harder downwards at the back of the boat like my evolution cover did. I will be ordering an evolution cover as soon as this one begins to show wear..

My dealer will do the same mod for me...but only at the end of the season...lots of water to come! I will use uniwarking clamp idea.

Sampp1963
08-18-2014, 10:50 PM
A few things.... I have the factory cover on my Mojo.

-Does the Mondo come with straps or just the poles? It looks like just poles in the pic. If it came with straps, use them as they will help with the pooling that occurs.

-I use really basic spring clamps to hold the fabric together over the tower base... Closes the gap some but also holds the cover tight so water can't pool.

You'll still get water... The cover isn't the greatest... Tends to funnel water right to the tower base and into the boat.

I'm going to pick up an evolution cover for next season so I can have a cover that works while it's sitting or being towed.


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Cover came with straps. The drawing that came with it shows that the strap are used to fix to cover to the trailer..

uniwarking
08-18-2014, 11:52 PM
Yeah, that's not right. Straps go under the cover to support it. I'll post some pics tomorrow. I know what ya mean though, documentation isn't good.


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Sampp1963
08-19-2014, 09:15 PM
Yeah, that's not right. Straps go under the cover to support it. I'll post some pics tomorrow. I know what ya mean though, documentation isn't good.

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Ok....thanks....pics will help

uniwarking
08-19-2014, 09:52 PM
I posted these in another thread as well... This is how I installed in my mojo...
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/19/1e59223562ff7fdc3fc2d6ed58dadc76.jpg

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/19/ec71d4407b2daabe22c61e0c744d1dc4.jpg



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Sampp1963
08-19-2014, 09:56 PM
I posted these in another thread as well... This is how I installed in my mojo...
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/19/1e59223562ff7fdc3fc2d6ed58dadc76.jpg

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/19/ec71d4407b2daabe22c61e0c744d1dc4.jpg



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Just saw the other thread...thanks. I will try that next week end

Badfoot
08-20-2014, 04:00 PM
How/what did you connect the strap at the front and is the rear pole sitting on the floor?

mikenehrkorn
08-20-2014, 04:16 PM
I have my front straps around the grab bars (which it looks like uniwarking does as well). I believe he has his rear pole sitting on the bench between the cushions, but I have it sitting on the floor in my OBV.

Badfoot
08-20-2014, 04:45 PM
Thanks, I'll give that a try. I've been struggling with the factory cover. I think this will help a lot.

uniwarking
08-20-2014, 05:36 PM
Took me a while to figure out as well... I started with just the poles under the cover but that didn't work out very well.

saskyrider
08-20-2014, 06:22 PM
I do mine differently as i used the grab bars by the cupholders for the back pole i am going to change it up.

Update---- just talked with my dealer and he said the back straps should go to the pop up cleats at the back

Sampp1963
09-15-2014, 09:41 PM
Dealer did some mod to my new full cover ....hope this will help..

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uniwarking
09-16-2014, 08:32 AM
Dealer did some mod to my new full cover ....hope this will help..

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Very nice, I bet that helps quite a lot!

saskyrider
09-16-2014, 09:09 PM
I was thinking the exact same thing... either that or a flexible plastic clamp that goes over pipe and cut it to fit in between the front and back parts of the tower leg and clamp the cover inside it....

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Sampp1963
09-16-2014, 09:28 PM
I was thinking the exact same thing... either that or a flexible plastic clamp that goes over pipe and cut it to fit in between the front and back parts of the tower leg and clamp the cover inside it....

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Would love to do that too...just don't know where to get clamp like that...and it has to be easy to install...
Any suggestion on how or what can be used as a flexible clamp?

Sampp1963
09-16-2014, 09:29 PM
Very nice, I bet that helps quite a lot!

Can't wait for the next rainy day!!!

saskyrider
09-16-2014, 09:32 PM
Would love to do that too...just don't know where to get clamp like that...and it has to be easy to install...
Any suggestion on how or what can be used as a flexible clamp?

I just remember the plastic clamps we put on the hydraulic rams of our old bayliner to protect in case of the line blowing while in transport... something like that except bigger and a little softer

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Sampp1963
09-16-2014, 09:43 PM
I just remember the plastic clamps we put on the hydraulic rams of our old bayliner to protect in case of the line blowing while in transport... something like that except bigger and a little softer

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Yea...I think I know what you mean...

gisepi
09-19-2014, 07:02 PM
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This is what i did to my Mojo last fall. it has helped so much for keeping the water out of the boat through those cutouts.