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 Post subject: 2001 getaway cracks
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:35 pm 
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I will most likely purchase a 2001 getaway this weekend for $3200. Everything seems to be in good working order. The only thing bothering me is the seller has told me there are surface cracks were the wings mount to the hulls. Should I be overly concerned about this?

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 Post subject: Re: 2001 getaway cracks
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:58 am 
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I had a getaway and didn't experience any cracks. That being said, even though they are not below the waterline, I would be concerned. Not so much for leaks but the thought of them getting longer/ larger.


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 Post subject: Re: 2001 getaway cracks
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:31 am 
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I have no experience with this to relate, but given the knowledge that the poly used in Waves and Getaways is considered to be super tough but "non-repairable", I'd be passing on that particular purchase.


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 Post subject: Re: 2001 getaway cracks
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:18 am 
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Check it out but if they're, indeed, cracks....I'd avoid it.


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 Post subject: Re: 2001 getaway cracks
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:12 am 
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What's the verdict?????


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 Post subject: Re: 2001 getaway cracks
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:44 am 
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After speaking with hobie I decided to purchase the boat. They knew exactly what I was talking about and assured me that it was a cosmetic problem. The boat seems solid as a rock so I'm not to concerned about it. I will keep an eye on them for sure

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 Post subject: Re: 2001 getaway cracks
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:46 am 
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These cracks are where the cross beam meet the hull. Cracks are about 1 inch long and seem to just be on the surface

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 Post subject: Re: 2001 getaway cracks
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:01 am 
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These hulls will not crack " just on the surface". They will go through. I would steer clear from the boat. There are others out there.


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 Post subject: Re: 2001 getaway cracks
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:44 am 
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The cracks are on the outside of the hull coming off the aluminum where the wings mount. How can I post a picture?

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 Post subject: Re: 2001 getaway cracks
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:44 am 
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What did Hobie say about , the cracks and did they get longer ?


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 Post subject: Re: 2001 getaway cracks
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:12 am 
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zippy wrote:
What did Hobie say about , the cracks and did they get longer ?



He didn't say he contacted hobie about the cracks!!! And. He just bought the boat last weekend. I doubt they have grown since then.


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 Post subject: Re: 2001 getaway cracks
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:45 am 
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You need to upload them to photo bucket then copy the img code and paste it here.


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 Post subject: Re: 2001 getaway cracks
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:52 pm 
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Refer to the image posting FAQ in the Sailing forum FAQ section.

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 Post subject: Re: 2001 getaway cracks
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:04 am 
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I too just bought a used 2006 Getaway with two 3 inch cracks, one in each hull that goes through the hulls. One is on the outside of the port hull 2" below where the aft cross member connects and the other is on the inside of the starboard hull 2" below where the aft cross member connects. My research concludes that these would be very difficult to impossible to fix. However, I've come across a product called G Flex Epoxy (http://www.westsystem.com/ss/repair-kit ... %20res.jpg ).

Has anyone used this on the getaway with success?


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