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    RN Super Jet hood gasket alternative that is free/cheap

    I don't know about everyone else, but I much prefer the OEM yami SJ hood gaskets over the aftermarket ones, but yeah, they're not cheap.

    So, if you're like me, or know someone who has parted out dozens to 100s of Yamaha Waverunner 3s (WR3), then you should have a source for WR3 hood gaskets that are still in great shape, and either free or next to free. In fact, with 90+% of the broken WR3s I get, the hood gasket is already loose and easy to remove anyhow, and most are still in excellent shape. So don't just throw them away, LOL!!!!

    The process for using these WR3 hood gaskets on RN SJ hulls is simple and easy.

    1) Remove the old gasket and clean/prep the gasket channel.
    2) Lay the WR3 hood gasket in the rear of the channel (rear of the gasket on the WR3 matches the rear of the channel on the RN hull nicely) and wrap it around both rear corners and forward into the straight sections of the channel.
    3) Cut the gasket, with a nice razor/utility blade in 2 places, 1 cut on each side, about 6 inches back from the front corners of the channel.
    4) Glue that cut rearward piece into the channel using rubber/contact cement (the Weldwood stuff in the red can - same stuff we all use for turf).
    5) After you've glued in the first piece, take the remaining piece and glue that into the front part of the hood gasket channel area and work it around the front corners and back towards the cut off edges of the rear piece already glued in place.
    6) You can then determine where to cut that forward piece, so that it butts up reasonably well to the rear piece. Make those cuts and then finish gluing in the forward piece. Any small gap at either cut can be filled with silicone.

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    Re: RN Super Jet hood gasket alternative that is free/cheap

    These are some "before" pictures from a RN SJ where I recently replaced the hood gasket with a WR3 gasket.

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    Re: RN Super Jet hood gasket alternative that is free/cheap

    These pictures show where I made the cuts in the WR3 gasket. I don't have any ultimate "after" pictures, but I did dab some silicone in the 2 gaps to close them up, but that step was basically optional.

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    Re: RN Super Jet hood gasket alternative that is free/cheap

    This picture shows the 2 sections of gasket that was cut out to allow this WR3 gasket to fit the RN SJ gasket channel. You can see how little needs to be removed.


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    Re: RN Super Jet hood gasket alternative that is free/cheap

    What about square nose??? I couldn’t get that wr3 to make the 90 degree corners
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    Re: RN Super Jet hood gasket alternative that is free/cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by MTRHEAD View Post
    What about square nose??? I couldn’t get that wr3 to make the 90 degree corners
    VXR gaskets are what you need for that. I will probably make a thread on that eventually. Problem is all 5 of my personal SNs still have minty original gaskets, because my skis are 100% stored indoors with the hoods off and handlepoles up (so my pole springs live forever as well).

    Next time I do a SN with a VXR gasket, I will document it.


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    Re: RN Super Jet hood gasket alternative that is free/cheap

    These are VXR gaskets, so you can see they're much closer to the shape of the SN gasket channel. I think I've parted at least 90 pink and white VXRs by now...and probably threw too many of these gaskets away with minty, but sadly worthless, lol, hulls.


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    Re: RN Super Jet hood gasket alternative that is free/cheap

    Next chance I get I will do some checking, but I'm hoping that maybe 2 VXR gaskets could be used to make 1 nice SN gasket with just 2 cut seams in it.


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    Re: RN Super Jet hood gasket alternative that is free/cheap

    Notice that the hood gasket is already missing from this WR3, lol. It was literally mint and completely loose...nothing holding it in place besides gravity

    It will eventually find a new home on a RN SJ.

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    Re: RN Super Jet hood gasket alternative that is free/cheap

    Did pretty much the same on my wavejammer
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