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Old 07-30-2017, 03:28 PM
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Angry Gel Coat or Deeper Cracks

Anyone had this.

Cracks in the gelcoat that seem to correspond with the guard screw holes. Problem is some cracks dont make it to the screw holes or even loop back which leads me to think they are deeper in fiberglass!!!
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Old 07-30-2017, 03:52 PM
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last two pics appear to be scratches
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:00 PM
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Not Scratches

Sorry not very good at this thread thing. Photos need to be rotated.
No they are not scratches, that scuffing look is just wax I haven't fully wiped off. They are without a doubt cracks. Multi cracks, starboard side only, 6 total. I blame the screw holes but worry its not just the gel coat, not that Im not worried about the gel coat.

Other than the cracks my hull is in very good shape for a 10 year old boat.
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:07 PM
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:18 PM
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At least it's a solid color, easy to match. Is this boat being docked without bumpers, or had a few dock collisions? The rub rail only buffers so much impact. Pull the rub rail and it's a pretty easy repair after that.
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:25 PM
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if you had fiberglass issue it would be much worse
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:35 PM
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Thats the thing I am concerned with, that its fiberglass crack due to the screws in the rub rail. I still blame the screws.
Boat has never been docked with or without bumpers, no collisions, no impacts. When I go to the dock it never touches the dock (in 10 years). That is why this ticks me off. I've gone through so much trouble protecting it from the dock, then it just cracks in the driveway.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:43 AM
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Have you had it out where you hit a lot of waves?
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:20 AM
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No we go under good conditions.
I can think of nothing operational that should or would have done this.
I live in Yellowknife Northwest Territories, Canada
If it is something else like the cold weather, then I don't except that either. I have a 175 Bayliner that is 3 years older and it's gelcoat is fine.
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