08-01-2012, 10:16 AM #1
2012 RXP-X 260 : The Ultimate Repair Thread
Shit happens. I'm angry as hell, some day down the road I'll get my revenge, but for now I'll bury the anger and use it as fuel for the comeback. Parting out the ski isn't going to happen and I'm not interested in selling it either, so save your PMs This thread is meant strictly for discussing the repair process. So let's save the insurance, accident questions, and other non-related posts for a different thread.
Time to begin...
Step 1 - Assess and Accept the damage level
Step 2 - Put together list of parts needed for replacement
Step 3 - Remove pump, SC, Hoses, Manifold, Motor, Battery, exhaust, etc.
Step 4 - Drill out rivets and remove destroyed body parts
Step 5 - Flip hull for re-examination to ensure it's really repairable
Step 6 - Order replacement parts
Step 7 - Repair bottom Hull (glass & gelcoat)
Step 7 - Re-install motor & other internals
Step 8 - Re-install pump & driveshaft
Step 9 - Fix upper hull gouges and scuffs (glass & gelcoat)
Step 10 - Replace destroyed body parts
Step 11 - Reconnect electronics
Step 12 - Find a new trailer
Step 13 - Hit the water and tear shit up.
Tools needed: Engine hoist, standard socket sizes, gelcoat sprayer, Porter Cable, rivet gun, drill, power sander, Dremmel
Time to completion: Unknown. Will vary depending on finances and Sea-Doo part availability. I suspect the body parts will take months to arrive.
Tonight I'll post some close-ups of the main damage areas and compile an initial list of the visibly destroyed parts that need to be replaced.
08-01-2012, 10:21 AM #2
I guess it is too late to say it got stolen from your house?
08-01-2012, 10:32 AM #3
Good luck with the rebuild and cant wait for the rebuild. Going to do any mod's or going stock?
08-01-2012, 10:55 AM #4
Sucks man...bet you bought a new ski so you didnt have to wrench that much.
08-01-2012, 10:59 AM #5
08-01-2012, 11:07 AM #6
Wow, Kev. Quite an undertaking. When I read item No. 12, I can only assume this wasn't a totally "on the water" issue. Sorry to read that your prize ski is down - best of luck w/the rebuild.
08-01-2012, 11:25 AM #7
IF this was ME......................
Step 1 Find out the MF's address that tore my shit up
Step 2 Stalk him for two weeks straight and get his routine down pat
Step 3 Come up with a SEEK & DESTROY plan of attack
Step 4 Initiate and COMPLETE that plan of DESTRUCTION
Step 5 Come home & CELEBRATE my REVENGE:yay2::yay2:
i dont have as many STEPS and I also like my plan better...............BET MOTHER TRUCKER............................PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
p.s. Good Luck either way!!!!!!!!!!
08-01-2012, 11:26 AM #8
Sorry to hear about the carnage your ski has incurred.
Good luck in the rebuild!!!!
08-01-2012, 02:14 PM #9
Good luck in the rebuild, just make sure you find a realy good body shop that repairs the hull. I know someone in Naples, let me know if you need his adress.
08-01-2012, 02:44 PM #10
Sucks bro! Best of luck putting all the pieces back together. Let me know if I can help you with anything!
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