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    2008 RXT-X-tunnel cracks

    After reading a few reports about tunnel cracks, I decided to check my boat out. Well, from the inside, you can't see a thing.
    So I got underneath the boat, and plain as day, inside the tunnel, the gel coat is full of spider web like cracks.
    Is this what you guys are talking about??

    I have an extended warranty, so I'm sure it's covered. How do the dealers fix these things?
    I'd like it if they would just give me a new hull, and bolt my stuff into it.
    Time to start making some phone calls(unfortunately, Dealer is closed today).

    Edit; I've read through all the posts, so I'm "informed" by the experience that others have had. We'll see what happens tomorrow.
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    there has been cases about some dealers doing a half ass job and still after the repair, it cracked. there is also a thread of diy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultramaxracing05 View Post
    there has been cases about some dealers doing a half ass job and still after the repair, it cracked. there is also a thread of diy.
    Yea, I figured there were other threads out there. I've heard of it before, but decided to check today, and voila, spider cracks. I'm hoping they are only in the gel coat. I have over 130 hours on the thing.

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    I hade similar cracks ....... Here is how I fixed it
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=108119

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    Make sure you remove the foam from the void in the tunnel,and fill the space with epoxy.
    Otherwise repair won't help you.

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    Simply filling the void IS NOT enough.....one needs to add several layers of carbon fiber or woven fiberglass to the pump tunnel inside the hull, over the entire tunnel.

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    Add 2 layers of carbon fiber/epoxy resin to the WATER SIDE too ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1tommygunner1927 View Post
    Simply filling the void IS NOT enough.....one needs to add several layers of carbon fiber or woven fiberglass to the pump tunnel inside the hull, over the entire tunnel.
    I meant only putting a few layers of fiber on the tunnel is not enough,so its filling the void + adding fiberglass on top of the tunnel.

    Carbon or kevlar would work also,whatever you choose.

    If the tunnel is cracked add a few layers in the tunnel to!

    I don't wanne give bad advice ,so a bit more info on this one.

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    Somebody should report this to the Coast Guard and see if a formal recall can be started.

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    Just a little update. The dealer called yesterday and said to bring the boat in, they were going to have a fiberglass guy give them an estimate on the repairs.

    Today I got a call from the dealer that SeaDoo has approved all the repairs. The fiberglass guy is going to repair it the way SeaDoo tells him. First he's going to grind down the gel coat, and see how far the cracks go(makes sense), and the reason I say that is that some may have gel coats cracks, and they go no further.
    If that's the case, then I'm sure he will probably just repair the gel coat, and fill the void, and call it good.

    I'm very pleased with the way SeaDoo, and Walt's Motorsports has handled this. It took a few weeks after I sent the pictures in, for me to get the call to bring the boat in for inspection. But, the water temps are in the 60's now, and with the morning lows around 43, I'm not going to be riding for awhile.

    Estimated completion will be about two weeks. I'm in no big hurry, as I probably won't ride until January 1st, New Years day. It's kinda a "thing", that I do every New Years.

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