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Old 07-21-2017, 02:38 PM
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Gelcoat chip

Can this be used as is for a while or will it need to be repaired ASAP to prevent the boat becoming waterlogged
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:38 PM
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PS I have no idea how this happened. It's on the starboard side and we never doc to that side I never hit anything that I was aware of I have no idea how it happened
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:22 PM
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I would say you hit something. Could have been in the water and didn't see it
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:28 PM
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i would say if the fiber glass is damaged (kinda looks like it is), and it will be in the water 100% of the time get it fixed ASAP. I had some hull damage that we just got fixed. We used ours till our MC dealer could get it in, but we do not leave ours in the water and when we went out we made sure to get our fun in and get off. We did not float/anchor anywhere and got in and out. so very low hours with the fiber glass exposed. Initially i did call my MC dealer, and they said i would be fine to use it short term but needed to get it fixed as soon as i could.
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:41 PM
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I would definitely get that fixed before putting it back in the water.
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:49 AM
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Hey John,
I'm having the same problem but mine is top side in the bow. If you find a guy let me know.
Sean
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:27 AM
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I had a fender bolt work loose on my trailer and over time it gouged through the gel coat and into the underlying fiberglass of my ProStar a few millimeters . I didn't notice the damage for quite some time because when the boat was on the trailer, the damaged area was obscured by the trailer fender.
I fretted about it for a while, but did nothing about it for 10 years. The boat was kept on the trailer, but was used two or three times per week all year around.
Before I sold the boat, I repaired the damage. In so doing, I found no ill effects from the 10-year exposure to lake water and the elements.
The gel repair kit I used worked great, but some trial and error was required to get the color match perfect.
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:50 AM
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If you don't want to get it fixed now all you really need to do is seal it up with a light coat of epoxy. Or order the color up from Spectrum and fix it yourself. Those are fairly easy chips to fix for the DYI'er.
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:29 AM
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If it's not leaking it's fine. It's not a big chip just a small chuck and won't be expensive to repair.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:28 PM
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Hit something last week at Tablerock. Not sure what, but it must have been big. I assume I need to fill this somehow before going back out.

Boat stored on a lift, not in the water.
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