What I can't figure out is why?
Boy, ain't that the truth. BTW, don't go looking in the trunks of the 20's around here, people are trying to protect their boards.
Didn't mmiller post somewhere else about the M20 factory kit that fits the rear/bottom of the trunk? Or at least, I've seen them installed there. Albiet not like a complete gasket in anyway I've seen them within that 4" zone. My used boat came with them in that position and it had been and has been to an NAC competition. I know it doesn't apply necessarily to the 17, but grasping them at the rear helps prevent side to side movement. AND, how could any material that goes inside the trunk be construed as a gasket. If it was thick enough to prevent water from shooting in when the boards are up seems like you'd never be able to push the board down past them.
So ya, why would anyone (another competitor) care?
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