Thread: i found a crack under =( fx 140
11-17-2010, 08:10 AM #1
11-17-2010, 08:58 AM #2
looks like there has been a previous repair under there. Shine some light inside the crack, see if it goes thru to the inside of the ski.
11-17-2010, 09:36 AM #3
Yes, that other layer is the inner lining of the hull.
You probally did'nt see much water unless you were out riding for a while i bet.
What happens is the inner liner is glued down to the outer hull and just about all the joints are sealed, the only way for water in would be around the engine mount bolts or any other screws or rivets or an area where glue did'nt seal inside the hull.
It needs to be repaired before you ride again, good thing it not a Nano hull.
Looks like the bike has had a few hits on rocky areas too.
An expert at fiberglass work should be able to repair it without future problems.
Remember that's a critical area to be fixed so good work has to be done otherwise it could tear off again, taking more glass with it.
11-17-2010, 09:38 AM #4
You'd better have it fixed and then maybe add a keel guard to be safe.
11-17-2010, 10:09 AM #5
can i do it myself ??? is there a guide on how to repair it? nobody here is good on fiber =( how to make a kneel guard?
11-17-2010, 10:15 AM #6
is there a need for the engine to be remove when flipping the skii 90 degrees for the hull repair?
11-17-2010, 07:12 PM #7
11-17-2010, 07:19 PM #8
11-18-2010, 04:05 PM #9
Your patch should be ok on just the outside.
Any area of the inner hull exposed will be ok, that will help the patch have something else to bond to.
I've turned 4 stroke bikes on the side before for bottom work.
All i do is take the battery out and extract the oil.( leave a reminder on the motor that the engine does'nt have any oil) then turn it on the exhaust side(waterbox down) and prop it up safely with braces to keep the ski from rolling over on me.
If you have not done fiberglass work before, you should get help from someone who has.
11-18-2010, 07:51 PM #10
ok i have somebody else already to do the job... i also need to take out the gasoline right???
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