Thread: hairline crack on fzr?
06-16-2009, 03:26 PM #1
hairline crack on fzr?
I noticed right above (and some on the sides) of the stern hooks on my fzr on both sides there seem to be hairline cracks I am not 100% sure and they were very hard to get a picture of, there about 5 around each hook, if you scratch your fingernail across it you can feel it a little. No damage on the inside from what I could see. The paint it fine but the gel coat is a has a "ridge" on it around the cracks. Anyone else have this issue on fzr or with any nano-x-cell hull? suggestions? thanks, much appreciated.
06-16-2009, 03:33 PM #2
Could this be related to the tie-down area? Do you have a picture farther back showing where the cracks are?
Do you use ratchet-style tie downs? Lots of folks over-tighten the ratchets to the point that the hulls crack. The "right above stern hooks" comment is what made me think of it.
06-16-2009, 03:36 PM #3
06-16-2009, 03:38 PM #4
It might be wise to swap this hull over to the pull-tight style, and let her bounce a little instead.
06-16-2009, 03:48 PM #5
06-16-2009, 05:24 PM #6
06-17-2009, 12:07 PM #7
Now, I am paranoid about my ski...I use the ratchet type as well....first I am hearing of this. I will ditch the straps though.
06-17-2009, 12:35 PM #8
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i always break the pull tight friction straps, so im sticking with the ratchet style. i also have those hairline gelcoat cracks on the FZS after the first week of ownership although it hasnt gotten any worse. I try to just snug up the ties and not overdue it. On my FX ski, ive been using them for years without any problems and i crank on them way tight. I would think a good bump on loose straps would put more preasure on the hooks then with tighter straps
06-17-2009, 02:10 PM #9
Never used straps, even while on long trips with both SHO's on the trailer. There both so heavy that those pigs arent going any where. Id figure with full gas and oil as well as the water in the waterbox there about 1025lb a piece or so. Just dont drive like an asshole and you'll be fine!
06-17-2009, 02:13 PM #10
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