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    2008 yamaha gpr hull crack

    Hi everybody,
    In my last ride wen i was washing my gpr i found a crack just in the rear end of the hull. I take some pics that show you the crack that my yamaha gp1300r has in the top of the hull.
    I really really appreciate your opinion in what is necessary to do to solve the problem.
    Should i ride it and see what happen ( if the crack grow up) or should i repair it?
    It is a litlle crack that finish just in the middle the foot pads. (I take off a litle of the foot pad to certificate)
    Is this crack due to stress built by to over tight the hull to the trailer?
    I send you also a picture that show how the waverunner sits on the trailer.
    If it need to repair, what do you think? use epoxy only, epoxy with fiberglass, or epoxy with carbon fibre.
    Thank you very very much

    Best regards
    Joćo
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    I can tell you i have a friend with the same year, make, and model you have... and it cracked as well but in a different spot, may be due to poor molds when Yamaha made the ski, or something else niether of us have figured out...

    Good luck though.

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    are you using ratcheting straps to tie down the back of the ski? If so your getting them to tight causing a stress fracture on the hull.

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    He is right, this is typical of using "ratchet" tie down straps.

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    thank you for your attention.
    Insanediego, yes i am using ratcheting straps to tie down the back of the ski.
    But tell me can i ride without problem? is the strenght of the hull engaged?
    I tie down every time i ride because i tow back to my home and the road is not to smooth.

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    The hull should be fine but....you need to go to a friction type strap on the back. If this isnt enough get a long rachteting strap and go over the seat with it. This will help keep the ski from bouncing around on your bunks.

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    thank you insanediego. i will do that. But for exemple , if i repair it, should use epoxy and fiber or epoxy and carbon. I have easy access to carbon fibre.

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    Im no expert but in that situation, I think I would just use a dremel with the little metal ball bit to go over the crack and make a canal of the crack. Then just use epoxy to fill it no mat or anything.

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