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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:04 am 
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Help. Looking for recommendations on repairing this crack- see pics. Buddy who is a Hobie angler pro suggested melting in stainless mesh from underneath, then filling from above.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:09 am 
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Matt-- any suggestions on this? it is a 2007 AI. I'm a bit worried that the crack will compromise the structural integrity of the aka...

thoughts?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:59 am 
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Stevo- I had this problem and it required a new hull. Sorry.

Pop both Aka braces off and inspect underneath. There's a good chance you will find other cracks starting. See if the Aka metal is corroding as well.

Send us some Picts.

Bottom line, if you intend to sail, replace the hull. If pedaling only a repair may hold.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:56 pm 
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Yes, file a warranty claim. We'll see what we can do on a replacement hull.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:41 pm 
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warranty? seriously, its a 2007...I'll bring it down to the local dealer.

I'll cry my eyes out if i miss my chance for a Norcal Albie from the AI this year...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:49 pm 
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We are always willing to review claims... even outside the normal period. If we decide to do something for you, it may involve a prorated cost of some kind for a boat this old.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:53 pm 
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Thanks...i will keep my fingers crossed.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:09 pm 
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Good luck - Here's what mine looked like. Wasn't going sailing in deep water with THAT.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:49 pm 
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Gahhhh!!

That's horrendous.
I'm gonna pull the akas off tomorrow, so will post some pics. Then head into the local shop on Tues.

have to admit that it is killing me as the salmon are really starting to show up off my local beach...but i'd rather wait and skip that and be safe.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:21 pm 
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Amen to playing it safe.

I waited 3 looong dry months for a replacement.

Time well spent on other addictions. ;-)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:57 am 
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bringing it in on friday to the dealer, and keepin my fingers crossed. Sounds like i should try to borrow one if the albacore dream is to come true this year.

worst case-- I'll miss a season or two, and it'll force me back on the bike :mrgreen:


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