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rychuk

Screws not countersunk in a 09 LSV. Spider cracks!

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rychuk

Just bought a 09 23 LSV with 370 hrs on it. It was about to be shipped this week but they had another 09 LSV come in with higher hours and a ton of spider cracks in the gel.

They checked the screws and none of them were countersunk. So luckily they decided to check mine before sending it out and none of those screws were counter sunk either. So now my boat is in pieces, windshield and tower off etc... They are redoing all of the screws and some of the gelcoat where there were some small cracks.

I am really glad that this was caught before they sent my boat across the continent.

Anything else that they should be checking while it is torn apart?

Thanks,

Ryan

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rychuk

Malibu is paying for the repairs apparently. Boat is at Chessie Marine, they are great to deal with.

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Ndawg12

I've said it several times on here, if you remove your windshield, chamfer the screw holes while it's off, takes about 10-15 minutes. I looked at several bu's last summer that were riddled with spider cracks (but looked great in pics on the internet). Any holes through the gel should be chamfered. I remember seeing alot of spider cracks coming out of the rubrail as well, I'm not taking my rubrail off but it's pretty sad it's not done properly at malibu.

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TNWILSON

May be a dumb question but how do you chamfer holes in the gel/fg?

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Ndawg12

May be a dumb question but how do you chamfer holes in the gel/fg?

If the hole is 1/4" in diameter get a 3/8" drill bit and run it in reverse until you're through the gel coat ~ 1/8"

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rychuk

Yep. Got the windows tinted @ 35% decals will be off asap and subs installed. Same color scheme as my VLX and I love the way it looks on the water.

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TheKiwi

Yep. Got the windows tinted @ 35% decals will be off asap and subs installed. Same color scheme as my VLX and I love the way it looks on the water.

That's awesome, I love the colour scheme!! Sadly that would burn my face, hands and butt off down here.

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shawndoggy

May be a dumb question but how do you chamfer holes in the gel/fg?

for screw holes I like this dremel bit:

294405_front500.jpg

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rychuk

yeah it is hot for sure. Believe it not the average temp for us up here in the Okanagan July thru Sept is around 32C or 90F up to 40c or 104F max. Water temp is around 24C midsummer normally.

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TheKiwi

Yeah I have a place in Kelowna as well as Dallas. In fact I just got a nice sunburn this weekend playing at Predator Ridge. The okanagan beats texas every time for scenery, but not for season length!

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rychuk

Awesome. I was just doing this last weekend though

https://vimeo.com/93079505

then about a month of mtn biking then boating season right to the end of Sept then ski season again in November! I like the variety, never been to Texas besides airports.

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rychuk

Big ups to Andy at Chessie Marine. They have over 80 hours into the screw issue and gel coat repair. It is frustrating waiting this long for the new toy but it will be like new once it gets up here.

I hope they get Malibu to pitch in on the cost of repairs.

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TheKiwi

Holy crap at shop rate thats nearly $10 grand!!! Great dealer from the sounds of it....

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rychuk

yeah, he is awesome. Sounds like it is difficult to get malibu to play nice since they went public. This is the 3rd 09 LSV they have found like this.

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