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    2007 RXP - hit a submerged log.- help with major hull repair

    2007 RXP.

    Hit a submerged log a couple of days ago. didn't see it, and was going fairly fast.

    Need help with procedure. I've read through a number of threads, and I understand about grinding through to something solid. The center of the damage, where the most fiberglass is missing, is soft. I'm guessing this is the inside layer of fiberglass. This spot is under the shelf to the front of the fuel tank. So, from inside, cannot see anything.

    Do you just start grinding (turning everything into dust) or try to strategically cut out the delaminated parts without cutting through the whole hull.

    I'm going to use epoxy resin with fiberglass matt. I could also repair with kevlar. Is this way overkill?

    At the end, when you've filled out with the resin and matt, is it ok to use automotive bondo to smooth out the surface matching surrounding and then gel coat? or is there better way?

    thanks for any advice.








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    Holly cow that needs some work. Thats beyond my knowledge. Good luck

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    haha. thanks. it was a lot of work just to get the damn thing upside down!

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    Insurance claim. Let the pros deal with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOATADDICT View Post
    Insurance claim. Let the pros deal with it.
    +1.....it's hard to see how deep the damage is but that hull might be done for

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    You can find a new hull for far less than what your repair costs are going to be. Stick with an 06+ hull.

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    I smell a GPRXP in your future.

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    I would be crying about rite now if that was my ski!

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    Do you have the engine supported? If you didnt take it out already, it will eventually end up on the floor.....

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    I did the same thing back in april. take it to a body shop and have it done by a pro. Mine was done in 2 weeks and you can't even tell. they only charged me $250.

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