Thread: Seriously Damaged Rxp Hull
05-20-2008, 01:36 AM #1
Seriously Damaged Rxp Hull
During a run up the Clinch River at Norris Lake (TN.) last weekend I hit a submerged log (tree ?) The tree was about 18" under water and lake was about 4' below full pool. The 12" diam. tree was solid in the bottom of the river and up-ended ready to do it's dirty work. I must have been in a slight trough of the wake from the PWC's ahead of me when I came upon it.
Didn't even see what I hit..... Cruising about 40mph, then CRACK !
'06 RXP was thrown up in the bow, then the rear end was thrown up as the hull traveled over the blunt end of the trunk, almost threw me off but I held on only to slap back down onto the left footwell area. Hyperextended my leg muscle pretty bad.
After realizing my hull was no longer dry inside and slowly taking on water about as fast as the siphen tubes sucked it out I had about 20 miles to get back to the Marina. Got there without letting the water level in the hull get out of the lower V area of the bilge. Engine ran fine.....
On the trailer what I had was a direct hit on the center of the Keel starting under the center Fuel Tank area and running about 20" back dead center on the keel.
The Black Get Coat was cracked up and the underlying fiberglass was crushed. Although I could not see exactly where the water was coming into the Hull, it was definately being forced in though the damaged keel area, probably from under the Fuel Tank area inside.
Are these RXP Hulls "cored"
After sitting on the trailer for 2 days, it's still dripping water around the damaged keel area even though there is no water in the bilge.
I'm thinking the "core material" (if it is cored) and fiberglass laminations had been saturated by the force fed incoming water during operation getting it back to the dock.
Can this damaged Keel area of the hull be repaired, or is the saturated interior lamination probably going to delaminate in the future because the fibreglass epoxy won't cure properly against the wet interior.
Is this a case for an Insurance "write off // salvage" ?
Is there an RXP-X in my future ?
05-20-2008, 01:48 AM #2
05-20-2008, 01:55 AM #3
Sorry to Hear this.Sounds like an Insurance writeoff.would need to see it.
05-20-2008, 02:26 AM #4
Last edited by Jammer 1; 05-20-2008 at 02:30 AM.
05-20-2008, 02:30 AM #5
monring Jammer well explained
05-20-2008, 02:35 AM #6
05-20-2008, 02:36 AM #7
05-20-2008, 09:49 AM #8
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
- Crest Hill, IL
I have an extra 04 hull if you want to swap parts over...
05-20-2008, 10:00 AM #9
Jammer is right, there is an inner and outer hull and the holes to attach the rubber mat under the gas tank will let water in between the hull layers. Check out this thread for a couple more pictures ...
05-20-2008, 10:57 AM #10
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