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By Gary Van Orden (gvanorde) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 4:26 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The rubber intake on my current bag (center bag)has ripped. I just talked to the Mastercraft dealer in my area and they quoted me $489.00 for a new bladder. I can't believe that. It looks like a waterbed bag. I expected to pay about $100-$150 for the bag. Does anyone have any idea where I can get a replacement bag for a reasonable price.
 
By KG (iagainsti) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 4:42 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
How bad is the rip ? I had the same boat with the blue center bag and it ripped on the seam about 3 inchs. I fixed it with a waterbed repair kit, worked perfect. The blue bags are notorious for this.
 
By KG (iagainsti) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 5:01 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Reread your post and if the sack is unfixable I know there are alot of places to custom order a sack. Try http://www.bigwake.com/ might be a much cheaper way to go
 
By Gary Van Orden (gvanorde) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 9:06 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
This is the damage I need to repair. Anybody have any good ideas??? Upload
 
By matt Winans (liquidmx) on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 12:24 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Elbow a 90 with a small 3/4 nipple into the hole and put a hose clamp around the material. Then wrap the hose clamp to protect the bag from the sharp edges; about 4 bucks total in supplies from OSH.


 
By Todd Novotny (snyper1d) on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 4:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
You can upgrade easily to the new ProX Series sacks. All the new MC's use them instead of your current bag. Shouldnt be but 150-200 after you add in adapters to convert your current plumbing.
 
By Psyclone (cyclonecj) on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 4:58 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
You could also stick a small through hull fitting in the hole, stretch the hole to pop the flange through, a little bit of 5200 to seal it and screw down the nut, you're done for 5$
 
By Christopher James Shelstad (shelstad) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 9:29 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Gary Van Orden (gvanorde):
Give Fly High a call and ask to speak with Mike (Seipel).
He may have some left-over MC sacs. The "rubber" fitting that broke are no longer used for this obvious reason.
Make sure you ask Mike for the new valmex material and the quick connect fittings that are used in our Pro X Sacs as well as all of the major OEM boats.
You should have no problem connecting the old with the new...
800-932-0685
fatsac.com

Cheers,
CJS

 
By Danny Starnes (boomerang) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 12:58 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Upload

I am sorry

 
By Matthew Bird (ldr) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:08 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Danny Of the posts you've made on this forum, all but 4 or 5 have been aimed at bad mouthing Mastercraft. I will agree that Mastercraft isn't perfect, but no boat company is.
Get over it.

 
By Paul Brothers (phat_in_cincy) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 7:06 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Matthew...amen.

There are some decent ideas of a quick fix above, but if you decide to get new I can say the rear and integrated bow sac Pro X Series bags I bought are of quality design and construction.


 
By Gary Van Orden (gvanorde) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 7:26 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I think Danny just graduated from his high school Photoshop class.
 
By Gary Van Orden (gvanorde) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 7:28 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
THanks guys, I appreciate all your ideas. I now have lots of options.
 
By jayp (jayp) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 8:51 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
That thru hull fitting suggestion Psyclone suggested would work and be the easiest fix.
 
By Small Wake Inc. (airwarrior04) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 9:37 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
its a 2001 X-Star bladder bag that probably has been pumped up and out a lot. It's normal wear and tear.

I agree w/ Matthew no boat company is perfect.

(Message edited by Air-warrior04 on March 28, 2006)

 
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