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Old 02-25-2021, 11:40 PM
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Sustained hull damage to my boat. It's a long and boring story and I'll spare you the details. Bottom line is the insurance company is totaling it. As part of the proposed settlement, I do have a buyback offer. I am probably going to take it because the buyback amount dwarfs the value I believe I have in the mechanicals. What I am trying to decide is whether or not to even consider repairing the damage to this hull vs pulling the power and repurposing to a different hull. This was an older but known good hull. I did one of the transom assemblies within the past year and confirmed the transom and stringers to be solid and dry. Thoughts?

For reference, the vertical crack spans about 10" and the delamination along the chine extends 30" +/-. Directly behind the damage internally is an enclosed platform of sorts on which the port battery sits. This would have to be removed to access the damaged area from the inside. I would be open to tackling the job myself and I have done a bit of glass work before, but nothing close to this magnitude. I often run 25-30 miles offshore, so if there would be any question of structural integrity I wouldn't try the DIY route. If I were paying someone else to do it, my top dollar would be in the $10-15K range before I'd say forget it and junk it.






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02-26-2021, 07:44 AM
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Old 02-26-2021, 01:59 AM
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What kind of boat???
IMO, you are better off finding a different hull to put your mechanical into.
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WOW....that is very likely NOT worth fixing!
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Old 02-26-2021, 07:07 AM
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Ouch!!! That looks like it hit something pretty solid. Is that thing sitting on a solid trailer bunk?
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I don't know. Just following some of the rebuild threads on here Ive seen worse. There are several guys on here that will probably chime in that are experts on glass. I would get in contact with them and send them as many pictures as you can and see what they say. Also is the hull/boat worth it to you?!?! Are you wanting to upgrade? Glass Dave and the guys building the skater would be who I would get to answer that question. Im new here so there may be others the guys can recommend. Good luck with whatever decision you decide.
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I bet that took in some water🙀
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Lots of wet wood gunna have to be replaced , gunna be a BIG patch after all the wet is cut out . Seen a repair that was'nt quite that bad with alot of wet wood and buddy paid $25K . As mentioned pull your mechanicals and move on
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Hey there , we are dubbed the “guys rebuilding the skater” lol , upstate powerboat is my company, I or glass Dave can certainly handle it for ya. What kind of boat is it ? You can feel free to call or text me. 315-247-3146
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Old 02-26-2021, 12:54 PM
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Everything fiberglass can be fixed.... with enough time effort and money. Good glassman can do it where it's safe, that's the most important part.
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