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Old 27 September 2014, 11:07   #1
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Making jockey console watertight.

What would be the best way to stop water entering my jockey console ?

Water runs down the helm then flows under my seat which then enters through the witches hat and straight into the hull. This can be from heavy rain or if its choppy while out at sea.
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If the seat cannot be sealed would the best option be to replace the witches hat with cable trunking to act as a snorkel then drill a couple of holes at floor level at the rear of the jockey console to let trapped water out.

Your thoughts and advice very welcome
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Old 27 September 2014, 11:50   #3
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Would something like ETS58 near the bottom of this page: door seals, rubber seals, rubber extrusions, window rubbers by seals direct
not give you raised edge and a reasonable seal? a lot easier than having to refit all the cables...
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I think your idea of raising the witches hat so water runs past it rather than down it would be good.

You could easily do this using some marine ply circles cut to the same diameter as the OD of the witches hat, if you bonded two together that were made out of 3/4" ply then that would be about 40mm high.

These could be coated with flow coat to make water tight. Even if you cut the circle shape in half, two half circles these could be fitted without removing all ththe cabling!?!
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Get a children's bucket for going to the beach use it as a mould! Simple!
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Get a children's bucket for going to the beach use it as a mould! Simple!
I think that I will pass on the bucket idea thanks Davie, it wouldn't do my street cred any good

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I think your idea of raising the witches hat so water runs past it rather than down it would be good.

You could easily do this using some marine ply circles cut to the same diameter as the OD of the witches hat, if you bonded two together that were made out of 3/4" ply then that would be about 40mm high.

These could be coated with flow coat to make water tight. Even if you cut the circle shape in half, two half circles these could be fitted without removing all ththe cabling!?!
That sounds like a great idea butty and maybe it could be done with plastic or perspex so no messing about with flow coat, just use sikaflex.

Unless someone comes up with a better idea I think that'll be the way to go
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I us 18mm ply circle to raise it and simply bond it up with silka flex works fine

and hat can be added as previously discussed I don't bother personally but that's just me, not got console pic but eng end same principle works great
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Unless someone comes up with a better idea I think that'll be the way to go
No - you are treating the symptom not the cause. Keep the water out the console then you don't need to worry about the witches hat.
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I us 18mm ply circle to raise it and simply bond it up with silka flex works fine

and hat can be added as previously discussed I don't bother personally but that's just me, not got console pic but eng end same principle works great
Thanks Ed, if you recommend using ply instead of plastic I ain't going to argue with you
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No - you are treating the symptom not the cause. Keep the water out the console then you don't need to worry about the witches hat.
Poly if I go your way I will have to look at putting some fasteners or clamps on the seat to clamp it down to create a seal also my wife sits at the back and I usually stand up and with it being a double seat it would act like a seesaw effect lifting the front of the seat off the seal so water would still get in if you get what I mean.
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