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Old 08-16-2004, 01:03 PM
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Gelcoat cracks around rudder plate - anyone else?

I have 3 gelcoat cracks migrating from my rudder plate. It appears they are starting at the thru bolts. Is anyone else experiencing this?
BTW - it's a 2002 X10 with a little over 250hrs on it.
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Old 08-16-2004, 02:36 PM
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Are all of the bolts tight
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Old 08-16-2004, 08:23 PM
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I have some on my boat. Also have some around where the pitot tubes are screwed to the boat. However my boat is a bit older than yours, it's a 94 prostar.
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Old 08-16-2004, 08:29 PM
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Are all of the bolts tight
Mark,
A quick hand check says yes. I don't want to put a wrench on them in case they are too tight already.

Here are a few pictures. Upon further review, there are actually 4 cracks.
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Old 08-17-2004, 09:07 AM
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I just went down to my boat and I donít have anything like that. (But my prop is loose). So thanks for sending me down to look.

Have you owned that boat for all of its hrs? To look at your rudder you cant see any signs of impact.

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Old 08-17-2004, 10:01 AM
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P-hat,
Might be that the gel is too thick in the area, you might have "touched" bottom somewhere along the line, but might be sign of other problems. It is difficult to tell from the pictures. Your best bet is to drop by Haynes in Milford and have them take a look at it.
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Old 08-17-2004, 10:13 AM
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I would have the dealer look at it and contact Mastercraft. That shouldn't happen. Even if the boat is out of warranty, there is such a thing as implied warranty. This means that there is a fair expectation about what a product should do and shouldn't do.

I would pursue it.
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Old 08-17-2004, 11:23 AM
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Lakelottawatta,

Have you used Haynes for Gel work?. I assume they are the guys in Mt. Repose off of 28? I live very close and always see inboards sitting in his lot. I assumed he must be good. I don't need any gel work, but always nice to know about a good source.

BTW, where is Overpeck, and where do you ski?
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Old 08-17-2004, 11:49 AM
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Haynes

Yes, Haynes is off of 28 in milford.
Haynes is nothing short of awesome. I have seen more of their phenominal work than you can shake a stick at. They have done several things for me, from a minor white gel repair, to repairing a serious deep into the fiberglass gouge, to replacing full length stringers, floor, etc. All work has been exactly as I had expected. Now with the downside, they are also the most expensive. All I can say is that you get what you pay for.

BTW, chris, check your private messages, I sent you one the other day!
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Old 08-17-2004, 07:54 PM
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Mark P...glad the post helped you out.
Lake...no bottom touching here! There's another place off Rte. 4 (north of Hern Marine) that my boat is going to in a couple of weeks (due to dealer mishap ). I can't remmember the name. Would you know, and would you know anything about them?
Jorski...already working on that. Thanks for the advice.
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