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    2001 XLT Hull Repair Project

    I picked up this 2001 XLT1200 before the snow started to come down. I've filled and sanded the dock rash on the upper deck, pulled the engine to get to all the pieces of the original engine that the PO grenaded, and just flipped her to access the bottom... There must have been teenagers and rocky beaches involved. Planing to get busy with the fiberglass tomorrow night. I'm not going to repaint the bottom (it'll just get tore up again), just from the top down to the chines. Thought I'd share my adventure.
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    Epoxy resin with white filler would stay put the longest. If you are planning on beaching it in the future, then a keel guard would hide most of that and keep you from doing any more damage also.

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    Yes, from what the pros say, fiberglass mat to fill deep voids and SMC Resin... Appologies for not being clear earlier

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    Don't know if it's helpful but I've been seeing around the place in a few boating mags - I think Tradeaboat and Trailerboat Fisherman a new product that's supposed to fix gouges and damage to boats and jetskis. I'd be interested in seeing if anyone else has used it or heard of it - I did find this http://info.nanotechrepairs.com/js1/#oid=1005_3 I've got a couple of scrapes on mine (I'm sure I didn't put them there! lol) so if anyone's used it, post it here and maybe some pictures?

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    I'm kinda irked that I did not got more "before"pics, the top side was nearly as bad as the bottom, I knew I was going to have it re-sprayed, so I tackled the bottom while I was at it. I'm still in shock at the price of paint these days. Just a teaser, as I've not gotten the seat or graphics yet. Just back from the paint shop, been slapping it back together (by the book)
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    so far: Solas impeller, R&D ride plate, grate, and power plenum f/a, accelerator pump delete, choke delete, carb rebuild and re-jet, I.R. Holeshot kit (modded a bit ala Fercho), sump pump, upper end gaskets (for inspection), and gobs of small factory parts and such. Suppliers are many and varied, much thanks to GreenHulk, Island Racing, Blowsion, PWC Xtreme, Boats.net, and Marks Fiberglass and Paint in Blue Springs, MO. More to follow, If it ain't Smokin' it's Broken...
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    A little catch-up:

    Some bit's-o'-engine that were floating around under the fuel tank (not good)
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    The Color-Rite paint was a nice match, unfortunately the clear-coat yellowed, necessitating the whole hull paint job. Considering I paid less for the ski than the paint, I'm not too put out over it (other than the time and effort).

    The electric bilge pump install (so far):

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    You might be surprised... some do listen, some are just stubborn.

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    After a day at the lake, with new Jettrim seat cover installed (triple black with orange stitching). Orange paint is DuPont ChromaBase Hot Hues Harvest Flame
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    very nice TailChaser...

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