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    Bottom Hull Crack

    Loaned my Spark to a co-worker. He crashed into an other jet ski. Not really ready to pull the insurance trigger to get a new bottom hull and labor. I am interested in repairing this crack myself. I have reviewed several videos on repairing plastic with heat/solder.

    Here is a picture of the crack. It's on the Starboard Side near the tow ring. Sorry for the crappy picture.
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    I may have to take a better picture later. I want to do the repair myself to lower the turn around time compared to the dealer. I am also planning to call them to see if they just fix it vs. replacing the hull. Personally I think this can be fixed.

    Questions:
    1) Has anybody taken off their top decks have any picture/views on access the bottom hull in this section?
    2) Has anybody successfully welded a spark hull?


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    Newbs............ 90% of damage to your ski happens when you lend it to somebody.

    Thats repairable...

    Enjoy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GasResearch-VT.SE View Post
    Newbs............ 90% of damage to your ski happens when you lend it to somebody.

    Thats repairable...

    Enjoy.


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    how do you repair it?

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    Click on the big bold attachment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GasResearch-VT.SE View Post
    Newbs............ 90% of damage to your ski happens when you lend it to somebody. Thats repairable...
    Enjoy.
    Thank you very much for posting. Wow! Pop rivets. I can see why too considering the material. Not my first choice as a repair for aesthetics, but it's structurally very strong.

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    That is a great pdf. Thanks for posting it up.

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    The hull is a thermoplastic, polypropylene I believe. There are hot air welders which , with filler rods, should be able to make the repair stronger than the hull, as long as there is access to both sides of the repair.

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    Yep pp fg

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    The hull might be too thick for hot air welding, or a flat tip soldering iron. And chances are BRP would steer us in that direction if it would work. But it certainly would be cool if our hulls could be repaired that cheap and easily.

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    if the weld doesn't work there is always fiber glass it that will work

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