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    Unhappy fiberglass repair on a pro 785

    Hello, I have a 2000 pro785 that last memorial day I got in a fight with some rocks and lost big time. The rocks I hit peeled like a potato peeler the buttom of my sled, it completely scraped of the two buttom sponson type looking " V's " on the bottom. I noticed that it looks like theses performance fin type things are made up of some sort of foam or putty of some sort, but there not fiberglass at least not that I can tell. Any help with the repair of my beloved watercraft would be great thank you in advance, Mike from Michigan


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    Mike,
    can you post some pics

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    According to the service manual, the model year 2000 Pro785 hull bottom material is FRC = Fiberglass Reinforced Composite

    Top material is RTM = Resin Transfer Molding

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    Although this is not my ski, I'm posting a few pics for Mike. I can also tell you that the damage is down to the fiberglass and that the gell coat and chines (?) were scaped off cleanly. Fortunately, there appears to be no signifficant structual damage.

    Thank you from Mike for your help.
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    My poor ski Brings back bad memories.

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    Holy crap, it pulled the strakes off!!! That is NOT good. Those are very, very important to get perfect.

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    Call tim at Seebold he is the guy to speak to about repairing it. 573-348-6200 He can tell you what to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrotoys View Post
    Holy crap, it pulled the strakes off!!! That is NOT good. Those are very, very important to get perfect.
    I got them fixed pretty good. It doesn't seem to handle any different than before. Maybe a little front end alignment would be nice! lol just kidding. I would like to find a nice hull to swap everything over just to ease my mind though.

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