Thread: My new VXR hull
07-10-2011, 07:20 PM #1
My new VXR hull
Ok, so I feel like such a dumbass it makes me sick to my stomach... I took my new VXR out last weekend with the family on a nearby river with lots of sandbars we hung out at. After about the first hour, I thought to myself, "man... I wonder if that sand is f#%! up my hull... " It was fairly pure sand, and I didn't have an anchor. I had no choice really other than to leave it beached until we left. I got it home and sure enough, pretty good scratches and scuffs on the hull through the clear coat and some were into the paint that made grey/white marks. Is there any way to fix this? Of course, it has the Nanoxcel hull. I'm buying an anchor before I take it out again for sure.
07-10-2011, 07:42 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2006
Well, riding it up onto the beach, and "pulling" it up onto the beach are two different things. Assuming it was not a rock strewn beach I wouldn't worrry about it. I would not "ride" up onto a beach not knowing what elements are on the beach . . . the bigger problem maybe be sucking rocks / other crap into the pump. If the beach is just sand and you pull the nose onto the sandbar you should be ok. It's been said many times and it bears repeating again here, "if it's your boat, it's your responsibility" . . . If this is a family boat, then teach the family B 4 you get to the water! JB
07-10-2011, 07:50 PM #3
Just dont look at it!
07-10-2011, 08:53 PM #4
07-10-2011, 10:15 PM #5
you now have handeling grooves....totally custom ! wont hurt anything
07-10-2011, 10:19 PM #6
07-10-2011, 11:05 PM #7
07-11-2011, 12:33 AM #8
07-11-2011, 03:17 AM #9
Hey thanks guys. I'm a waverunner noob (obviously).
07-11-2011, 10:03 AM #10
- Join Date
- Jan 2011
- Pikeville NC
Look at it this way, Monkeytunk...if it doesn't have a scratch, it's probably sitting in the garage. Scratches will happen!
Here's an alternative to an anchor, and what I use because it works well, it's cheap, light and it doesn't take up much space. A simple corkscrew-type ground auger, 2 bucks at Tractor Supply. A twin eye boat fender and two short sections of rope at either end with spring clips. I auger it down in knee to waist-high water and leave it with the bumper hooked up as a floating marker....I just make sure the rope is short enough to where anyone walking around will know it's anchored right below and not stub a toe...just a thought.
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