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    Advice on repair by those who have done lots of these please

    Hello all,

    Advice tips on best repair methods please by those who have done lots of ski repairs before.

    I am thinking, drain fluids and flip over, remove bumper rail rivets etc as it goes up to the join / line, grind out gelcoat / fiber glass to reveal extent of damage, re-fiber glass and re-gelcoat.

    Ideas please.

    Thanks in advance.
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    First of all for DMG like that you will have to repair it inside and out, by reinforcing it on the inside, it can be done, remove the styrofoam on the inside where the DMG. is if you can get to ALL of the DMG. area on the inside through the hood, then yes it can be repaired that way if not you will have to remove the top. get inside pics of DMG.

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    Forgot to say, I did not let water in so not sure if it is holed the whole way through.

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    Is the styrofoam bonded / glued in as I tried a gentle pull on it and it would not move.

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    the way those pictures are I would say its fracured all the way through, still remove the inside foam and take a look, if you have to cut the foam out in one peice if you can not remove it,

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    its not glued on any of my skis, should pull out, maybe a tight fit, all the foam does is 2 things its a Ballist to keep water that gets in the hull from water rolling to much and it keeps the ski from sinking all the way, if you have to cut it out and you do it right you can stick it back in its place and bond it back together with great stuff sprayfoam.

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    Leon, don't do anything to the motor...
    Don't flip it over...

    Attached is pictures I just took of the front half of an 06 RXT that I had cut up in my back yard (don't ask...).

    You can see that the area of damage for you is mostly single layered, unlike the lower level which is an inner and outer layer bonded...

    Cut out the area of the plastic tub to gain access to the rear for reinforcement...Remove the hood so you aren't fighting it...

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    Thanks for the pics Danny, as for the plastic tub, I am not certain mine has one! When peering down under the hatch, I can only see the styrofoam. Maybe a proper look tomorrow. I will remove the hood and remove / cut away what ever is in there to get to the inside of the hull to inspect.

    Why do you have a cut up hull anyway......

    Thanks Leon

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    There is no plastic tub in mine either, but possibly a double layer hull, it looks like we have the same ski and the DMG will be right behind that Styrofoam and should be pretty easy to remove without removing the hood, beware the older the ski is the weaker the hood hinge is if its plastic had one break on me befor when putting the hood back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badvgood View Post
    Thanks for the pics Danny, as for the plastic tub, I am not certain mine has one! When peering down under the hatch, I can only see the styrofoam. Maybe a proper look tomorrow. I will remove the hood and remove / cut away what ever is in there to get to the inside of the hull to inspect.

    Why do you have a cut up hull anyway......

    Thanks Leon


    Some had it, some didn't....

    A friend bought a wrecked hull just for the motor, was doing a conversion...Left the hull behind my garage before I got tired of looking at it...and cut it up. Kept the front, dunno why....maybe just to take pics for today...now I can throw it out

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