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    Need Help with the bottom of my Hull

    It ain't pretty

    bought this hull used and i've been working on it past few weeks. Just flipped it and washed it down and degreased it bc it sat outside on the ground for a bit i think, so some dirt was embedded into the grooves and rough spots.

    Here's what I'm working with... trying to true it, clean it up, fill in the scratches, etc...

    can anyone point me in a good direction? I've already seen and read the hull truing articles multiple times and seen the pictures... but i'm uncertain of how to fill in all the grooves and scratches and low spots that have happened... seems i would need a pretty thin filler to smear the hull to just skim coat the bottom then sand it all flat and smooth

    also.. the two inside chines seems to come to more of a point than the two outter chines... is that normal, or has this hull just been beatin to heck and the chines are rubbed down that badly? the sharp lines and angles are not very defined.

    After i get a few suggetions and advice i'll get back in the garage and start sanding... the whole hull is getting painted after i'm done fixing it up.

    Thanks!

    STEVE
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    i think it would be a safe guess to say that my hull is in bad shape, huh? ... i was looking at those Crusty/Pistonwash hull truing pics again... quite a bit different than what my pics show, huh?



    what to do.... meanwhile, i have another GPR hull but that one is for sale on ebay right now and it has no paperwork... i'm kinda committed to this hull already, the inner liner is cut up for the 4-tec motor and the top deck is stripped and prepped for paint. just not sure what my best bet is at this point with the bottom

    i just spent about an hour and a half in the garage sanding since my last post...
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    The most important part of these hulls is the last 2 ft. With that said, it looks like your keel was drug through a dirt road...sideways.

    I'd say you have some work on your hands. Plus, any deviations from what WAS stock could have dramatic effects on your final outcome. The closer to stock you can get, the better.

    Marine Tex makes a nice epoxy filler. Add and sand with a long block.

    -Don't sharpen anything that wasn't sharp to begin with.
    -Don't change the shape of ANY of the chines
    -Yes the inner chines have a different shape.
    -If it ain't broke, don't "fix" it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby View Post
    ...can anyone point me in a good direction
    1-800-rab1!

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    so i should really focus on perfecting the hull from the front of the intake grate to the rear approximately? how does the rear-most portion of this hull look in your opinion mark? should i abandon ship?

    points taken on your advice, but "dont fix what aint broke" doesn't apply here... IT'S BROKE!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramnj View Post
    1-800-rab1!
    LOL! i know what ya mean rafi... i spoke to him last week about this POS i was inquiring having him paint it for me and stuff, but i'm trying to tackle as much of the labor job on my own as possible bc i really don't have the funds laying around for an extensive body work and paint job.

    maybe i'll give him a ring tomorrow and tell him to get his butt on here to take a look at the damage

    gotta get together sometime soon man, haven't talked to u or seen u in forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby View Post
    gotta get together sometime soon man, haven't talked to u or seen u in forever

    I know. I'll call you tomorrow so we can talk about the trip to MB.

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    Steve,
    you need to get with some GPR guys that can go lay their eyes and hands on the hull to see what the verdict is. Not much I can tell you from here.

    How far are you from Island racing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrotoys View Post
    How far are you from Island racing?
    very close... maybe 20 minutes

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    Dude,
    that's the MAN to talk to. He was hitting 80's before it was popular!!!

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