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CantRepeat
03-09-2009, 04:20 PM
Hey all,

I've owned this 92 for about 8 years I guess. I've done some work on it to updated it like the carbon fiber dash panels http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=25610, and the New Dimension Tower.

Now, I've got to either fix or get repaired the bow of the boat. The prior owner(PO) had ran the boat into something pretty hard. I assume a bad docking or loaner error.

Here's what I have.

http://www.mikesell.net/images/boat1.jpg

I pulled the rub rail rubber out and drilled out the pop rivets to remove the rubrail here.


http://www.mikesell.net/images/boat.jpg

It's plain to see the damage goes completely through the fiberglass. The broken fiberglass as continued to shread the boat buddy and damage other parts of the bow. I'm hoping I can get enough tips on fiberglass repair from you fellow owners. If I don't feel good about doing the repair I'm just going to take it to the shop!

And the after...

http://www.mikesell.net/images/IMAGE_063.jpg


http://www.mikesell.net/images/boat/boatbow.jpg

Completed with new rubrail installed.


The work was completed by "The Fiberglass Shop" Near Phenix City/Smiths Station AL. The owner and guy that did the work is Tim and the number is 334-298-1566

Here is his yellow pages link: http://www.superpages.com/bp/Phenix-City-AL/Fiberglass-Shop-L0118160390.htm

Specialty‎: GELCOAT REPAIR & BUFF BOATS, Jet Ski Waverunner Body Work, MAJOR & MINOR FIBERGLASS REPAIR, ...
Additional Info‎: Quality Fiberglass Repair Since 1973, Major & Minor Fiberglass Repair, Replace...

h2oskifreak
03-09-2009, 05:29 PM
That is a little more than a patch my friend. I would run, not walk to a good glass man.

TMCNo1
03-09-2009, 05:36 PM
After seeing that, I just got jelcoat all up in my underdrawers!

Sodar
03-09-2009, 05:40 PM
Hey all,

I've owned this 92 for about 8 years I guess. I've done some work on it to updated it like the carbon fiber dash panels http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=25610, and the New Dimension Tower.

Now, I've got to either fix or get repaired the bow of the boat. The prior owner(PO) had ran the boat into something pretty hard. I assume a bad docking or loaner error.

Here's what I have.

I pulled the rub rail rubber out and drilled out the pop rivets to remove the rubrail here.

It's plain to see the damage goes completely through the fiberglass. The broken fiberglass as continued to shread the boat buddy and damage other parts of the bow. I'm hoping I can get enough tips on fiberglass repair from you fellow owners. If I don't feel good about doing the repair I'm just going to take it to the shop!

Any glass shop worth a damn will be able to handle that. If you were local, I would recommend one.

I personally would not take on something like that, myself. I have no problem patching gelcoat, but structural fiberglass is another story.

flipper
03-09-2009, 05:48 PM
They must have nailed something pretty good to do all that damage!!!!


Glass shop for sure.

TX.X-30 fan
03-09-2009, 06:52 PM
They must have nailed something pretty good to do all that damage!!!!


Glass shop for sure.





Enlightening post. :D

JohnE
03-09-2009, 07:32 PM
Enlightening post. :D

Your bro's wicked smart.:D

TX.X-30 fan
03-09-2009, 08:20 PM
Your bro's wicked smart.:D


He was a premmie. ;)

shepherd
03-10-2009, 11:11 AM
I've owned this 92 for about 8 years I guess. I've done some work on it to updated it like the carbon fiber dash panels http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=25610, and the New Dimension Tower.



You've been using the boat for 8 years like that? :confused:
(sounds like something I would do!)

I would think it could probably be patched easily with a liberal quantity of epoxy, but if you want it done right or make it look good, go to a repair shop.

flipper
03-10-2009, 11:47 AM
He was a premmie. ;)

You said you'd never tell!!!:mad:

corey
03-10-2009, 12:51 PM
For sure its fixable but its going to be a pretty big job, might want to take it to the pros. At least let them quote it, if the number is to high you can always try it yourself. With that kind of damage you are going to need to remove the broken glass, which is going to make reforming the bow a little tricky.

I've seen guys create a mold from another boat, then use the mold to recreate the structure of the area. Once that is done you can gel coat it and go from there.

CantRepeat
03-10-2009, 01:26 PM
For sure its fixable but its going to be a pretty big job, might want to take it to the pros. At least let them quote it, if the number is to high you can always try it yourself. With that kind of damage you are going to need to remove the broken glass, which is going to make reforming the bow a little tricky.

I've seen guys create a mold from another boat, then use the mold to recreate the structure of the area. Once that is done you can gel coat it and go from there.


The mold part is very intresting to me. I would not have thought of that method to repair it. Which, is why i drop the boat off this morning. It's going to less then $500 but more then $400 so I can live with those numbers.

Thanks for the tips and info everyone!

thatsmrmastercraft
03-10-2009, 01:49 PM
The mold part is very intresting to me. I would not have thought of that method to repair it. Which, is why i drop the boat off this morning. It's going to less then $500 but more then $400 so I can live with those numbers.

Thanks for the tips and info everyone!

That seems like a pretty reasonable price considering how much damage there is.

CantRepeat
03-13-2009, 08:46 AM
Well, I got the boat back. I have to tell you all thanks. I might have attempted a repair but it would not have come out like the it did. This guy is a real pro!

http://www.mikesell.net/images/IMAGE_063.jpg

It turned out so well I'm letting him fill the other stuff and buff the entire boat.

Hrkdrivr
03-13-2009, 09:27 AM
You got that done for under $500?!? Wow...good deal! Looks great.

mayo93prostar
03-13-2009, 09:31 AM
that looks great and for a reasonable price. Now you probably wish you had it fixed sooner. have fun this summer.

ttu
03-13-2009, 09:31 AM
You got that done for under $500?!? Wow...good deal! Looks great.


wow that is a heck of a deal.

does that include new rub rail.

corey
03-13-2009, 04:56 PM
Nice work and thats a crazy good deal!!! Congrats!

CantRepeat
03-13-2009, 05:05 PM
Hell, he did it for $400 bucks even! and he is gonna brush fill about 15 minor scratches throughout the boat and machine buff the entire thing for $200!! I know I'm gonna be feeling pretty damn good when it warms up!


No, it doesn't include the rub rail or molding. I ordered it from the dealer and it should be here next week sometime. I can handle putting that on, I think.

Thanks again for the tips/advice everyone!

TX.X-30 fan
03-13-2009, 05:17 PM
great job and a great price.

TMCNo1
03-13-2009, 07:21 PM
Hell, he did it for $400 bucks even! and he is gonna brush fill about 15 minor scratches throughout the boat and machine buff the entire thing for $200!! I know I'm gonna be feeling pretty damn good when it warms up!


No, it doesn't include the rub rail or molding. I ordered it from the dealer and it should be here next week sometime. I can handle putting that on, I think.

Thanks again for the tips/advice everyone!

You can get a new Boat Buddy II shroud here, http://kodiaktrailer.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=145&osCsid=5eef2b6660e36e08707cb7d7cde13b9f

Footin
03-13-2009, 07:23 PM
Looks great, money well spent.

TX.X-30 fan
03-13-2009, 07:25 PM
You can get a new Boat Buddy II shroud here, http://kodiaktrailer.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=145&osCsid=5eef2b6660e36e08707cb7d7cde13b9f

Condoms for boat buddies??

CantRepeat
03-13-2009, 09:18 PM
You can get a new Boat Buddy II shroud here, http://kodiaktrailer.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=145&osCsid=5eef2b6660e36e08707cb7d7cde13b9f


Thanks #1, I went to buy one yesterday from them. When I went to purchase it I had to register and they wanted my DOB. I'm gonna have to call them and order it. I'm not giving out that much information just to purchase something online.

Thank you for the link and info.

thatsmrmastercraft
03-14-2009, 12:56 AM
Wow, great job at an incredable price. You should give post the shop's info for future reference. Someone else may be needing a good shop in your neck of the woods.

CantRepeat
03-14-2009, 07:43 AM
Wow, great job at an incredable price. You should give post the shop's info for future reference. Someone else may be needing a good shop in your neck of the woods.

Is there a stick or a special thread for that kind of stuff? I'd surely love to push more business his way.

thatsmrmastercraft
03-14-2009, 10:44 AM
Including it in this thread would be a good start as anyone readinging it or searching should see it. You may edit your original post to include it. Shouldn't be any problem with that unless MC starts their own crash repair department and considers that as competition. Anyone doing that good a job deserves a big pat on the back.

CantRepeat
04-17-2009, 03:39 PM
Well, I finally got this done. Installed the rub rail and rubber yesterday and today. And to think some people didn't even notice it was busted up so badly.

http://www.mikesell.net/images/boat/boatbow.jpg

Jerseydave
04-17-2009, 09:53 PM
After seeing that, I just got jelcoat all up in my underdrawers!

TMC, too much information! :D

(seriously..........underdrawers???) :rolleyes:

TOO-TALL
04-18-2009, 09:50 AM
WOW!!!

That looks great!