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Axisspawn

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Has anyone had cracking to the fiberglass and gelcoat in the hull? Local shop did a repair and 1 trip out and it's back, only worse now. They are now saying that it may be a broken stringer that is causing it.... Does this sound right?? Has anyone else had similar issues??

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If it is more than spider cracks (usually gel too thick), then you got a big problem.  Fiberglass cracks are dangerous.

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it is just behind the drivers seat but in front of the wheel while on the trailer. Looks like a tracking ridge(?)  under the water line. 

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10 hours ago, Axisspawn said:

it is just behind the drivers seat but in front of the wheel while on the trailer. Looks like a tracking ridge(?)  under the water line. 

How did they fix it?  Did they cut out the area, reinforce with fiberglass cloth, gel coat, or did they just use a gel coat filler?  Hard to diagnose without knowing more about it.  I've done quite a bit of glass work over the years and if it is on a point that flexes, just using gel coat as a filler likely won't be enough.  Any pictures?

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I think your right they did not reinforce with fiberglass cloth. I try up load pic ,but forgot how to do it on this site.

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5 hours ago, Axisspawn said:

I think your right they did not reinforce with fiberglass cloth. I try up load pic ,but forgot how to do it on this site.

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Wow, that is pretty nasty.  Sure looks like impact on something with one area pushed-in.  I can't imagine they just tried to fill that with gel coat?

Needs to be cut out/well sanded out several inches on all sides down to the glass/past the gel coat, patched with cloth, holes filled in with either resin or resin/micro-balloons under the cloth...  Perhaps more than one layer. 

It is not a difficult looking job, but one you probably want done by a pro who can walk you through what they are going to do and who is going to properly reinforce it.  

 

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I did take the boat to A" PRO"  NICE  The local shop start say the stringer is damage. They send the boat to  fiberglass shop. I have appt in few days. Go from there.

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13 hours ago, Axisspawn said:

I did take the boat to A" PRO"  NICE  The local shop start say the stringer is damage. They send the boat to  fiberglass shop. I have appt in few days. Go from there.

Sounds like the right move.  There are few things like this that can't be fixed properly.

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The stringers in these boats are not like conventional ones. If it so bad that the interior structure is a damaged (I doubt it) then the boat is a write off.  I have seen far worse repaired to the point where you could not tell.

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