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 Post subject: Hull Repair
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:12 pm 
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Our Getaway lived up to its namesake and got away on us off the dock during a storm while we were away. It washed up on some rocks and the rudders are gouged up pretty good. I'm more concered about the hulls. There are a few deep rocks scrapes - one of which is probably close to going right through. :(

Is there any material that sticks to the poly hulls which I could use as a filler? West Marine epoxy?

Thanks for any suggestions.


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 Post subject: Repair
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:47 pm 
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Unfortunatly there is nothing that we know of to use as a filler. The best solution is to leave it alone or use a razir to scrape off the excess plastic. The hulls are pretty thick, so the gouge would have to be really deep. At least 3/8" and more like 1/2".

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:45 am 
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Would one of the old P-Tex candles used to repair alpine ski bases work?
It is simply melted in. They come in pencil size sticks and you just light the end and drip it in.


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 Post subject: P tex
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:37 pm 
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I don't think there is much of anything that will stick.

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i have 2 cracks in my STBD hull right around where the fore crossbar attaches to the hull at the bow....how do i repair those??


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:41 pm 
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I know they make little plastic sticks like hot glue for plastic kayaks.....maybe that would work?


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 Post subject: Cracks
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:48 am 
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PHLOCKER wrote:
i have 2 cracks in my STBD hull right around where the fore crossbar attaches to the hull at the bow....how do i repair those??


Cracks in the material at the crossbars are a warranty issue. Contact a dealer for warranty consideration. We will cover beyond the normal stated period and at least offer highly discounted replacement hulls for older boats.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:16 am 
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My boat is a 2001


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I would try Ray-Crete from Lee Valley in Canada. Not sure where in the US.


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