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    #11 Yamaha FZR Damage Repair Project (Updated)

    **Pictures added of the finished top deck**

    Some people have been sending me PM's asking about the damage that my #11 FZR took at the World Finals. After placing first overall in the qualify heats, I was in the 1st Moto for the World Championships. I was coming out of the split, about 3rd place. I got caught in some bad jet wash and lost traction. It got bumpy...and here come a slew of boats behind me coming out of control because the conditions where super choppy with 18 runabouts. I got hit on the side on the hull...it almost pushed me onto the rocks. I lucky avoided getting taken out by a Ultra 250 and I accelerated out of the mess in about 2 feet of water.

    Later in the race I got hit again in the back on the top deck by another Ultra 250. I was not able to race in my final moto and my race day was over.

    Performance Fiberglass of Southern California was at the World Finals. They are one of the few companies out there that have experience with the NanoCell hulls. And they back there work with a Lifetime Warranty. Here are some pics of the damage and repair process. When it is complete I will post some final pics.

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    Last edited by Carlos Thomas; 11-12-2009 at 07:43 PM.


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    WOW! That's some damage.
    Good to know.... if I ever damage mine.
    Thanks for the post.

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    Ouch!! Thx for posting this Carlos....the most important things is that you didnt get hurt. I have new respect for CC racers after this year....incredible endurance, tremendous speeds, and a very big risk factor for injury when u have so many big skis that r going this fast.......

    Ride hard but stay safe....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmoeller View Post
    WOW! That's some damage.
    Good to know.... if I ever damage mine.
    Thanks for the post.
    I agree.. Nice to know there's a company close by that can work on our nano hull if we ever need it... Thanks for shareing the info. Glad your ski is almost back to being 100%.

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    Looking good Carlos

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    Hey Carlos was wondering what happened. Some said it was a good hit or 2 but better the ski than you. Thats the WF'S though or IJSBA stuff...
    bounce off like a berm and keep going.

    I assume you will be at the awards..if so see ya there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip'nTear SHO View Post


    Ouch!! Thx for posting this Carlos....the most important things is that you didnt get hurt. I have new respect for CC racers after this year....incredible endurance, tremendous speeds, and a very big risk factor for injury when u have so many big skis that r going this fast.......

    Ride hard but stay safe....
    +1.

    Thanks for posting the pics and info Carlos. That must have been some hits you took from those skis.

    Said it before but you guys that race are my heros!
    Last edited by 5001craig; 11-10-2009 at 07:47 PM. Reason: Added the heros part.

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    good job~

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    I updated the original thread to include the finished top deck.

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    Looks like they do good work

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