thanks for the thoughtful post.
you put it in the bathtub?!?! lmao i'm assuming you were not in the bathtub with it right? might as well plug in a hair drier and throw it in there too.
anyways, i did buy the badger kit. i found both my pint and xr were not that greatly sealed using the sniffer tool.
the pint was better off, but that controller seal was questionable. i ended up taking the controller and battery apart and siliconing over the gasket and it sealed fine after that.
the xr was more troublesome, and i had to take the rails off and void the warranty but i didn't take the controller/battery apart, just sealed like crazy around the seams of the controller/battery and then the sniffer help up 1.5 min just like the pint.
i heard that while going in water may not kill the boards, water can get inside and slosh around causing all sorts of weird glitches while riding. that's scary enough for me.
i also got the bearing protection seals too.