09-21-2007, 10:14 AM #1
this will affect my perfomance a hole in my hull what to fix it with???
i have a hull and it used to run triple pipes so i have a big square hole on the left and a bigger then stock exhasut hole on the right heres pictures.... should i cut a piece of metal and silicone it/bolt it or should i reglass it and hope it holds up, i grinded it down to fresh glass already. but figured you guys always point me in the right direction ............. suggestions.....? theres also little assorted screw holes i figured white sililcone since there above the water line
i have gelcoat and glass and know how to work with it. maybe metal plate it and glass it? im sure somebody has had this problem
also the ski doesnt stay in the water it will ALWAYS be trailered
09-21-2007, 10:17 AM #2
That part of the hull will ride out of the water, so I can't see any way it will affect performance. I'd just make darn sure it's sealed up really well. Since you can't really see it with the pump in place, if it were me, I'd use 5200 and a piece of something (aluminum sheet, whatever) to seal it up. You could get it repaired to look like stock, but I'd bet it would be expensive.
09-21-2007, 10:19 AM #3
the metal will rust away unless you use stainless steal i would put fiberglass there or better yet carbon fiber
09-21-2007, 10:21 AM #4
If it was me I would just use glass, but everyone has their own way of doing things.
09-21-2007, 10:21 AM #5
i know how to work with glass im just worried about glass holding to this material and failing with me sitting on the ski not moving and not knowing. im going to run a bildge anyway but still. also thanks for your input guys as always very helpful i love how i can post and within minutes i have answers
09-21-2007, 10:22 AM #6
If you know how to work with glass and use epoxy resin there will be NOTHING to worry about. It will hold.
09-21-2007, 10:25 AM #7
once again within 10 minutes i have my solution. this is the most helpful board i have ever used PERIOD. i will go buy NEW epoxy resin so i know its going to work. ill be outside if anybody needs me ill be the guy covered in fiberglass
09-21-2007, 10:50 AM #8
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Buy some carbon fibre and epoxy resin.
Itll be the stongest part of your hull.
09-21-2007, 11:42 AM #9
i say block it off from the inside with 1/2 plexy glass, seal it with 5200 then overlay it with carbonfiber. then on the out side fill in the square hole with fiberglass bondo
09-21-2007, 11:45 AM #10
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