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SandpointDave

2003 WakeSetter

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SandpointDave
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As I was wrapping up my boat for the winter, I noticed a small crack in my gel coat near my tracking fins. I also noticed that the tracking fins were off center. Wondering if anyone out there can advise me how to straighten the tracking fins and how much brain damage it is to fix the gel coat. Thanks

Here is a pic.

https://imgur.com/oPI3omE

 

I can send more if necessary. 

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wakesetterDD

Not sure about a 2003 but I just had the fiber glass rebuilt above my tracking fins on my 99 VLX.  Had to remove seat base, gas tank cover (part of the floor), and the gas tank (and of course lost the gas).  If they're tight, I wouldn't worry about it.  I can't see how being a little crooked would affect the drive significantly.

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SandpointDave

So what you are saying is to just fix the gel coat as best as possible and leave the fins. As they are, the boat drives and operates great. Thanks for your reply. On a side note, do you think a decent repair job on the gel coat would require removing the fins?

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formulaben

Can't recall exactly the reason why, but I thought I read that by design the fins are supposed to be offset and/or crooked. 

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SandpointDave

Interesting....Can anyone else confirm this. The shop wants $2000 to replace fins and fix gel coat. Wondering if I can leave the fins and just fix the gel coat?

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