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    Diy pump tunnel reinforcement.

    Basically the same as Abbott's:

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    The first pic is the sanding the surface prepping it for the epoxy and resin mix. I then cut the fiber cloth to fit the tunnel, and use the paint brush to apply the epoxy. I then put the fiber cloth layers on, one by one then apply more epoxy until I get the thickness I desire. In the new hull I went with 4 layers of fiber cloth.[/img]


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    Sucky pic of the epoxy and fiber cloth cut.



    The finished job waiting for the epoxy to dry now


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    So what does that cost? How long did it take, and will it hold up well??? I would like to do that vs the $200 kit!

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    It cost about $50 in cloth and the epoxy.

    It will be harder and more "integral" with the tunnel surface than some glue and a pre-formed piece imo. I think the kits available are for convenience more than anything. When the epoxy and fiberglass cloth dires it is like a rock. It is important to use the thickest cloth you can but with Marine Tex 2 part epoxy. Much better, much stronger and will not let the tunnel flex a 1/1000 of inch.

    It takes about an hour to do, and a couple of hours to dry.

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    Nice. Plus the cost PER BOAT goes down, if you have 2 or more boats to do at one time.

    What type of cloth is recommended for this Mike.

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    I used the heaviest/thickest cloth I could find at West Marine. I made a paper cut-out of the shapoe of the tunnel, then cut the fiberglass cloth to the pattern..I made about 4 layers, then applied them according to instruction. You use the paint brush to "paint" on the epoxy, lay the cloth, wait 5minutes and repeat until complete. It is very easy to do. This stuff is rock soild as it adheres to the tunnel. Like it should have been from the factory.

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    That's great!!! I'm doing mine in Feb/Mch while Lowell has some of my stuff!

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    Is this a REAL GOT TO DO FIX? W/ the 1200 and the 1300? before or after mods?

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    is that a 1300 hull? the ride plate studs are differnt, than my 1200. (I have not even got the 2004 1300 broke in yet, only 6 hours on it).
    can I get a set of those and put them in my 1200 hull?

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    It's the '05 hull with the updated hull inserts. They can be bought at RIVA...here's the part #'s and price:

    (2)F1G-U8572-00-00 BRACKET 2 $22.92
    (2)F1G-U8571-00-00 BRACKET 1 $21.10
    (2)F0X-6885R-00-00 PLATE, STEP 1 $37.04
    (2)F0X-6885S-00-00 PLATE, STEP 2 $34.46
    SubTotal
    $115.52


    Keeps all the inserts from spinning.

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