Thread: Keep riding with this damage?
08-24-2006, 09:58 PM #1
Keep riding with this damage?
Make a long story short... I was on the Potomac river and hit a very large fallen tree (log) that was 6 inches under the water at about 35 mph. My dealer says that I can keep riding and he will fix the bottom when I winterize. I don't keep the ski in the water and pull it out after every ride. There is considerable amount of exposed fiber as you can see. Do any of you experts agree to keep riding until the end of season as long as I don't store it in the water. I feel like a complete ass for getting into this situation in the first place!
Last edited by 12timeworldchamps; 08-24-2006 at 10:18 PM. Reason: wrong pics
08-24-2006, 10:06 PM #2
08-24-2006, 10:07 PM #3
Pics on the 06 rxt.
Last edited by MikeTrin; 08-25-2006 at 08:50 AM.
08-24-2006, 11:14 PM #4
Originally Posted by 12timeworldchamps
08-24-2006, 11:18 PM #5
as long as your not taking in water you should be ok until you winterize it. sucks that happened to such a new ski though. he they do the repair well. the bottom makes the ride.
Last edited by redemn93; 08-24-2006 at 11:20 PM.
08-24-2006, 11:29 PM #6
i wouldn't get it repaired right away if u plan on riding it.... either stop riding it and get it fixed.... or ride it, winterize it and leave it stored away and fix it in the spring. riding it is most likely going to water-log the fiberglass i would think, so let it sit all winter in a dry location and it should dry itself out.
i'd speak with a fiberglass and gelcote expert before you make a decision based on what ur dealer says.
08-24-2006, 11:43 PM #7
if it was me, id pack it up for the year.....something like that would make me not want to ride it lol
08-25-2006, 06:40 AM #8
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Don't do it!!!
I would absolutley NOT ride it.
I've seen several Skis in workshops where people have similar damage and kept riding. The water has got under the Gelcoat at Hi speed and stripped off in great sheets - throwing the rider off at the same time.
...it's not worth the risk!
08-25-2006, 06:52 AM #9
as bic said you risk de-laminating the hull
08-25-2006, 08:29 AM #10
Do you have insurance on it?
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