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    Fiberglass repair

    I have a 12in crack on top of the safety chain hook gel coat peeled about 2 more inches. Looking to repair it or should i find new hull? whats a fair price for just hulls been skiing for 10 years on it and the 150 foot move from back yard to front yard this spring hit a pot hole and only had safety chain on it cause it was short distance well the bounce took the ski off my trailer only going 8mph sigh. needless to say the jerk put nice crack in nose of hull. any advice never done glass work but use to sheet rock so it don't look too hard.


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    If the repair is to be above the water line, a good epoxy such as u-pol makes is a great way to repair the hull without using fiberglass. Used correctly epoxy is as strong or stronger than the factory fiberglass.

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    Epoxy resin and glass mat or microfiber filler. May end up stronger than the original. These hulls are actually very easy to repair.

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    should i cut out the damage or just glass both sides and regel coat?

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    Some would disagree, but I would have kicked that hull to the curb for much less damage than that.

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    the hull still is solid just minor dull only right by the hook so i think i may just be mainly gel coat. only hull is a guy 8 hours away.

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    is all that brown what appears to be bondo a old repair job? and the inside on the right its right at the seam so not sure how to go about fixing that. may be driving 8 hours for that used hull.

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    Grind out all the loose and damaged glass and lay up some new stuff. Its really not that hard to repair. The color repair is more difficult than the structural one. You can get spray cans of the matching yellow paint from Polaris. I have repaired much worse than that with great success.

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    so just keep grinding the full horse shoe out? then fill her up what is the brown layer i'm taking off just a bondo? i'll have some pictures of the finished prep work in hour or so

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