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    Slight gouge in bottom of hull

    Was loading up the ski on the trailer today when the wind took it and the bottom of the metal bracket of the trailer light mount. I put a deep enough gouge in the bottom of the hull that I can get my fingernail into it. Exactly how thick is the bottom of the hull and is this something I should be of concern? I don't even know how I would go about fixing this.


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    They are 3mm thick , that was the side but they may be thicker on the bottom ??? ...


    See correction on below post , looks like the hull is 2 layers of 3mm laminated on bottom =around 6mm+ total ..
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    Im rather concerned about this...Idk if I just screwed my ski or not?? Not sure if its like a regular fiberglass hull.

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    Id be really nervous if the hull is only 3mm thick.

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    Has anyone determined if a plastic welder will work on these hulls? They call it Polytec, but what is it actually made of? Polyethylene?

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    No way the bottom is 3mm....The engine would rip rite out
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    Ok iam wrong , i have a bit from my first Spark that go hit by a GTR at 60mph ..

    Bottom is around 6.33mm and side 5.2mm and the other pic u can see the thickness difference ...Sorry about the crappy pics..

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    The hull looks like 2 parts laminated together ... Stronger than normal fiber glass , i have tried to snap it with no success..

    The above post pic part is a piece of my smashed Spark , thank u SPT insurance for my new replacement ...

    Looks like the overall thickness is about 5-6mm + pending where ... It may be thicker again at the very bottom ..

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    Can I fix it with a p-tex stick? I have some in black that I use on my skis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLASHER View Post
    Ok iam wrong , i have a bit from my first Spark that go hit by a GTR at 60mph ..

    Bottom is around 6.33mm and side 5.2mm and the other pic u can see the thickness difference ...Sorry about the crappy pics..

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    Does that plastic have fiber reinforcement molded into it?

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