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corey
12-10-2012, 12:24 PM
OUCH! Look what we're gonna fix this winter. Don't worry crew, it's not a MasterCraft!

mikeg205
12-10-2012, 12:49 PM
double on the ouch...how many clams for a repair like that?

corey
12-10-2012, 12:56 PM
I'm not sure other than A LOT! This job needs the engine and mufflers pulled before glass work and new gear installation can be complete. We're just getting plowed out from a good sized snow storm, I'll try to get a ballpark on the pricing when everyone gets back to work.

scott023
12-10-2012, 01:11 PM
Oh my. That's ugly. Wow.

Lars
12-10-2012, 01:37 PM
a hefty snow storm indeed. 494 was still a washboard this morning...

Sodar
12-10-2012, 01:39 PM
Complete with a line wrapped around the shaft!

thatsmrmastercraft
12-10-2012, 01:42 PM
a hefty snow storm indeed. 494 was still a washboard this morning...

The commute to my office was uneventful as usual, but it only down a flight of stairs.:rolleyes:

thatsmrmastercraft
12-10-2012, 01:43 PM
Must have been a heck of a rock to do that much damage to the hull, prop and strut without much damage to the rudder.

corey
12-10-2012, 02:30 PM
Lucky for me it's only 8 miles from my door to work and all back roads, took my normal amount of time. My wife works downtown, maybe 2 miles from our house and it took here FOREVER!

scott023
12-10-2012, 02:54 PM
Must have been a heck of a rock to do that much damage to the hull, prop and strut without much damage to the rudder.

A shore job prhaps?

scott023
12-10-2012, 02:57 PM
After looking at it, and trying to determine what happened with no real idea, I'm going to wait for Corey to chime in with details.

JimN
12-10-2012, 03:02 PM
When did Malibu get rid of the damping box?

thatsmrmastercraft
12-10-2012, 04:15 PM
I'm thinking it ran up and stopped on a big rock that wasn't normally an issue, but was only slightly below the water level with such low water in some lakes this year.

dpolen
12-10-2012, 04:22 PM
Ouch...thank goodness for insurance!

FrankSchwab
12-10-2012, 04:28 PM
I'm thinking the rope was floating in the water and got caught in the prop and wrapped around the rudder at speed. As the prop spun and tightened the rope, it torqued the strut and rudder enough to crack the fiberglass and gel coat, and eventually to remove the prop blades before the load stopped the engine.

But that's pure fantasy; I'll be interested in hearing the real story.

/frank

GT500 MC
12-10-2012, 04:31 PM
I'm thinking the rope was floating in the water and got caught in the prop and wrapped around the rudder at speed. As the prop spun and tightened the rope, it torqued the strut and rudder enough to crack the fiberglass and gel coat, and eventually to remove the prop blades before the load stopped the engine.

But that's pure fantasy; I'll be interested in hearing the real story.

/frank

Maybe you mean pure speculation? Pure fantasy is in the swimsuit thread.....;)

corey
12-10-2012, 05:00 PM
Wish I had more information on how this happened, all we got was "the boat hit a rock pile". It's a Moomba XLV.

hondaprlud
12-10-2012, 05:56 PM
I had a similar "bump" in July. Lake levels were really low around here this year and we were on a very familiar section of the lake. The damage didn't look nearly as bad as the Malibu, but it ripped the rudder off. My repair included removing the engine, exhaust too. All in it was about $6,500.

mikeg205
12-10-2012, 06:14 PM
Wish I had more information on how this happened, all we got was "the boat hit a rock pile". It's a Moomba XLV.

Say no more... ;)

corey
12-13-2012, 03:51 PM
Since it's winter I figured you guys would like to see some pictures of the progress on this boat. So far the engine and all underwater gear have been removed. The pretty much all of the underwater gear took a big hit, that force transferred through the hull breaking the strut mounting plate.

Work is going to slow for a bit as our techs are headed to service training followed by more boat show prep but I'll try to keep posting photos as the job gets done.

CruisinGA
12-13-2012, 03:53 PM
Rudder looks reusable ;)

thatsmrmastercraft
12-13-2012, 04:02 PM
I touched a rock with the skeg on my old I/O once when I let off the gas and the boat settled back down into the water. That was a terrible feeling as the steering wheel and whole boat shook. Result was a small piece of skeg gone and a tiny ding on one blade of the SS prop. I can't imagine what it was like in that BU landing on a rock pile and doing that much damage. Looks like you guys are well on your way to getting it done. Even with a few delays, there really isn't much to rush for.:rolleyes:

51timber
12-27-2012, 11:04 PM
Seriously sorry man. Nice boat though!