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    New RXT-X Hit Submerged Rock

    Hello,

    Well I finally pulled the trigger on a new RXT-X. With 1 hour on the ski I hit a submerged rock. I cannot describe how much of a sick feeling that was. After pulling the ski out I will consider myself very lucky. It got the intake grate, and ride plate mostly, but did scrape some of the curve of the fiberglass going up into the tunnel.

    I am attaching a few pictures of the damage. It does not appear that I got into any fiberglass. Looks like just scraped the gel coat to me.

    What do you all recommend doing? Do you think I will be fine leaving it alone? Should I apply some new gel coat over the scratch? What about the scrapes on the ride plate?

    Any information is appreciated!!

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    Minor scrapes......but I would replace the intake grate. It appears slightly bowed some, or is it just the way the pic shows it? Go R&D grate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BButkus51 View Post
    Hello,

    Well I finally pulled the trigger on a new RXT-X. With 1 hour on the ski I hit a submerged rock. I cannot describe how much of a sick feeling that was. After pulling the ski out I will consider myself very lucky. It got the intake grate, and ride plate mostly, but did scrape some of the curve of the fiberglass going up into the tunnel.

    I am attaching a few pictures of the damage. It does not appear that I got into any fiberglass. Looks like just scraped the gel coat to me.

    What do you all recommend doing? Do you think I will be fine leaving it alone? Should I apply some new gel coat over the scratch? What about the scrapes on the ride plate?

    Any information is appreciated!!
    Wow. You got lucky. Good for you. Minor damage IMHO.

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    Lucky isn't the word. Wow man...when I read the opening of your post I was expecting to cry. lol

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    replace the grate

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    Ahh. Ride on man. If the damage to the intake grate didn't effect your top speed I wouldnt even replace the grate IMO.,

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    Geez... i guess if you were gonna have to hit a rock you did it just right to minimize the damage!! I would remove, inspect and most likely replace the grate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XDAILY View Post
    Ahh. Ride on man. If the damage to the intake grate didn't effect your top speed I wouldnt even replace the grate IMO.,
    He was at speed........the "hit" begins at the intake grate. If the grate breaks later it will cost far more than a new grate now!

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    I see what your saying...if a piece of it breaks off and goes up into the pump. Could also be a good excuse for one of the cheapest upgrades at the same time.

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