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CedarLakeSkier

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CedarLakeSkier

My son finished up a set this weekend and as I pulled around to pick him up he says (in a very concerned tone) "Dad, our "L" is just hanging there, get it"? Of course I had no idea what he was talking about.

After a quick exchange I look over the side of the boat and the raised "L" from the word "Malibu" is hanging down attached only by the lower left hand corner. I gently peeled it off to save it.

Is there an adhesive that can be used to re-apply the letter "L"?

If not, is there anyway to purchase just the letter "L" from Malibu?

on a side note, I sent these same questions to the service department of our dealership (no response yet) and I figured all the expertise on this site might be able to give me some options

Thanks

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tgaugh

Get a new boat...It's all downhill from here.

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pennery

I had this happen to me except I lost my "L" completely. I just called up my dealer and they had one that they just gave me. And I Reinstalled just the L. Although I did not get it as straight as the original but it is very hard to notice.

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Texas Aggie

I had one side of my "Malibu" come off. It started with the "L", then the "A", and eventually and ironically all I was left with was "bu". The good news is I took it back to the dealer and they replaced it (both sides) under warranty.

I'm sure your dealership will do the same.

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sheeprides
Get a new boat...It's all downhill from here.

:lol: That's some great advice.

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mrothwell

At Lake Powell, My buddy had the same problem. First lost the "L", so it was a MAIBU, then lost the "M" and became an AIBU.

After he got home, he pulled all the lettering off and went with the "Clean" look.

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Pistol Pete

You could re-apply it with some 3M V.H.B. double sided tape. vhb=very high bond. Once this stuff sets up, that thing is never coming off.

This is what I use. P/N 75935a14

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HB Skier

I'd go for a thinly spread layer of marine silicone caulking. Then in 5 years when Malibu comes out with a new font you or the future owner can update them. I personally wouldn't want them to be on so well that they take off a layer of gelcoat if they ever need to be removed.

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Gordo

I'd take it back to the dealer this fall when the season starts winding down. You will have a list of things to fix and it's under warranty anyway Biggrin.gif

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CedarLakeSkier
I'd take it back to the dealer this fall when the season starts winding down. You will have a list of things to fix and it's under warranty anyway Biggrin.gif

Lots of responses to this already. I didn't realize it was that common since I did a search first and didn't find anything.

To be honest, I don't have any issues for my dealer to fix (except this one).

Oh, and the "new boat" comments. Maybe that will be funny AFTER I recover from the boat purchase this year and all the gas I've had to buy to fill it up... Cry.gif

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Texas Aggie

To be honest, I don't have any issues for my dealer to fix (except this one).

Correction: "I don't have any other issues for my dealer to fix YET (except this one)"

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