Yes it’s does! I have a 50cal and have had to eliminate many issues! I cut the front hood lock system off and installed two straps one both sides of the hood! Also installed large breather tubes to reduce water coming in from bottom of the pole!
I have had similar Issues! My advice would be to buy a hull and build it yourself! That was the reason I went with the stage 2 kit, I couldn't build one cheaper! A lot of cutting and drilling going on in my garage!