Looks pretty serious. You will definitely have to rebuild the cross bar sockets. Tale the boat apart (remove the crossbars). Remove the gel-coat from the affected areas. Remove cast aluminum crossbar holder things. Use a syringe and heavy gauge needle (14-16 G) to inject fiberglass resin into the cracks, clamp if possible or you can use SS sheet metal screws instead of clamping (pre-drill pilot holes first). Then gel coat when done. In lieu of gel-coat you can use a marine epoxy. Good luck.
Kinda what I was figuring. I'm not too sure on the method here.
1. Take apart
2. Scratch head for a while...
3. Do you think I essentially want to follow the procedure that has been posted before on re-setting the cross bars to remove the play, and then do the repair on the damaged skin from outside in?
or something else?
Based on reading that other thread, I'm going to need to get in there to put release agents in there so I don't permanently glue these pieces together, no?
When I re-set these pieces, do you think I need filler in the Epoxy (was planning on using West System), or will just the epoxy itself do the trick.
I am open to any suggestions.
4. More head scratching.
(I left out the steps where I run in and open a beer, followed by more head scratching)