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    gelcoat/fiberglass the bottom.. is this going to be a big bill?

    Folks,
    I had to help out a buddy, was in shallow water and got too close to either rocks, cinderblocks, or plainly put something that screwed up my hull . I took some pictures.I wanted to show you folks who know about gelcoat, and re glassing, I dont think it actually punctured the hull other wise i think i would have sunk.it looks like it's still water tight- perhaps just below the surface? what do you think this will cost to have repaired?
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    I have more pictures if anyone needs to see more.. i did not want to take up extra bandwidth

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    that aint nothing, dont sweat it, buy a gelcoat repair kit, read directions, get on your back and fix it probably take less then thirty min. the scratches dont worry about, just the large chip needs filled, if you want it pretty and smooth and looking like new , then you will probably need help, as for the large chip fill it then place some clear packing tape over the repair so it dont fall out then just let it dry, remove the tape and get back in the water!

    buy the way i hit a submurdged rock at 15 mph that tore up my bottom 20 times worse then yours, it was an hour under on my back in the drive way,i was in the water the next day!

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    your confidence is most reassuring.... Taking those pictures was hard enough... I'll get right on this ASAFP. I just the ski out of the shop the day before... tried to help a buddy who broke down and this is what i get... I'll fill the chip and get back on the water before i loose the entire summer.. and have it RE done over the winter to make it pretty. and get the scratches out too..

    Wait... you hit a rock at 15mph? DAMN....

    Thanks.

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    I finished repairing the few spot i had on the hull it might not look like much, but it will pass the test.. next question is should i get some bottom paint and painit it up? or just wax it up and then have it re done during the upcoming winter?
    it's my first time ever doing this... I knew i should have paid attention in Plastic class n JHS school.
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    Depends on if you want it to look new or not. You'd probably be surprised how little it would cost to get a pro to do it. I take my good 'Ski and boat into the shop when I get dings. Patch it for now, get it fixed right over the winter. I'd bet it won't cost over $200, and you'll never be able to tell it was damaged.

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    Hey thanks for the reply.

    I think what i will do is when the season is over i'll take it to a place and have the entire bottom re done scratches and everything. I see online that there is a place in florida that does these reapirs they hve video of before and after- but i am in NY. i will find some one here that will do it.. sadly most of the places here will do work with the ski ON the trailer i dont know how that will work.. down there they have this crazy crane looking thing that enable the ski to be worked on so there is access to the complete bottom.

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    Forgot, in New York, double the price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    Forgot, in New York, double the price!
    yeah, its like going to a marine store and asking for something that you can get at Homer depot it's easily 10% higher in price.. why? because it's got the word "marine" in front of it

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