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Old 11-26-2012, 09:22 PM
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Hey thanks for the help and comments. I did find the wider weave pattern, so that will definitely aid in the strength. I also have the smaller weave pattern. As soon as the whole is dry we will get to glassing.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:39 PM
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And keep in mind this happened because the skids were not properly shaped on the end. As well as not backing the boat far enough in the water then loading the boat. At that point the hull was being consistently hit in the same spot causing it weaken then eventually crack. Like I said the good part is that I didn't have to fix the other side.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:41 PM
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I will see if I can come up with some pictures to show what I am trying to discribe.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:45 PM
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This is as close as I could get. I will try and remember to take some pictures as I fix the trailer. Sorry about that
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:46 PM
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And just so y'all know I will fix the missing piece of metal on the trailer as well
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:49 AM
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Show us a before and after snap shot of the trailer for a heads up to a "Newbie" such as me.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:05 PM
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And keep in mind this happened because the skids were not properly shaped on the end. As well as not backing the boat far enough in the water then loading the boat. At that point the hull was being consistently hit in the same spot causing it weaken then eventually crack. Like I said the good part is that I didn't have to fix the other side.
Exactly what caused mine like I mentioned before... thankfully mine wasn't only hit once I believe...
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:55 PM
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I think alot of guys hit the trailer bunks too hard launching and "driving on" to the trailer.

There can be alot of friction between the hull and the bunks.....especially if your boat is loaded when you launch or load.

Those trailer bunks will "crease" the fiberglass and cause stress fractures every time you launch and return, if the boat is not "floating" on and off the trailer.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:37 PM
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WOW that is scary. I always drive mine on gently but I could see if the bunks aren't in the correct place or aren't shaped correctly even towing it around would be putting stress on one spot regularly. I replaced my bunks a couple years ago, now you guys have me worried I didn't get them in the right spot.
Guess I will be climbing under there tonight to see if there is any stress cracks and make sure the bunks are sitting flat on the hull.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:55 PM
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Was the damage to only one side or both? Mine was to only the passenger side. It will strange if we see this only happening to that side.
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