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    I'm getting tired of this gp hull.

    I posted a few months back a thread about my 1997 yamaha gp1200 hull that started to crack. I repaired the hull with 4 layers of fiberglass cloth on the inside and three layers on the outside.All was done as supposed to be and I used epoxy resin instead of polyester resin. I painted the whole craft and assembled everthing as writin in the service manual. After three times riding I noticed again a crack in the hull. Right were the strap holds the fueltank. i'm getting really tired of this and I rather take the engine out and put it in an XL, buy a couple of quarts of gasoline and light in on fire. But on the other hand I LOVE the gp hull the way is handles and want to fix it again. Any ideas? Does anybody make carbon fiber hulls for these crafts?


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    Carbon fiber is no longer available....new. There are a few floating around out there on the secondary market....they are pretty rare. I'm fortunate enough to own one. I'm not selling it. I do have a perfect GP hull with no cracks or structural problems I would sell. Let me know if you're interested. I promise to make a deal, but you'll have to get it shipped.
    Mike

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    I hate to hear about your bad luck with the GP hull. I have never had a bit of trouble with mine & I wish you could say the same. You will not be happy with an XL hull after you have become acustom to the nimbleness of the GP.

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    I know of One in Tampa Florida.

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ID:	64441Thanks for the response guys. I trying to figure out what to do. What makes it worst is the money I spended on it for rebuilding the engine and a new paintjob. I looks great. but it's just frustrating. You can look for yourself in the pictures. I actually tought it was black metallic but it turned out to have a special effect when the sun hits it and it changes color to very dark metallic brown/gold. I wasn't my plan but it stayed nice on the craft.

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    By the way, I wrote an article about Aruba in the next issue of Personal Watercraft Illustrated, So you'll some of these pics in it

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    Nice looking GP

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    Thanks, I'm not done with it yet. I still want to redo the seat covers and put some stickers on it.

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    stick with it..looks sweet and you will miss her when she's gone,
    still miss my 97, 12

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