So I manged to put my 81 Eliminator Sprint on the rocks during the last outing. Carboration issues stalled my motor and I had no steering and ended up on the rocks. Was able to pull it off and float away.
There are some good 1/8" to (less than) 1/4" deep, 6-8 foot long gashes in on the keel area (starting right before the intake) and I'm looking for some advise as to how best to make the repairs. The bottom was pristine before this happened.
I believe I saw this on the hot boat sight mostly deep gouges and scratches. Glass, minimal filler. I beleive it is an Eliminator sprint so the bottom is already pretty straight. The boat could be regelled but after the work has been completed speed coat is always an option. I not sure where you live so let me know and I might be able to refer you to a shop in your area. Greg
I posted some pictures on Banderlog. Here are two links. One is tot he pictures of the boat on the rocks the other is of teh gouges themselves. I live in Turlock, CA (near Modesto). Thanks for the input. I really appreciate it.
I am by no means an expert or will ever hope to possess the knowledge that Greg and the rest of the folks on this board have, but, here's a thought based on my limited experiance.
On my boat I had many of these (though not quite as deep) and the direction I went with is to clean them out well and lay it back a bit, wipe the gouges out with Acetone and then wetted it out with some resin/hardener. I then followed that with some resin/hardener with some colodial silica mixed in. I'm very happy with the results.
For what it worth, and again, I'm no expert........good luck.......john
I had my boat done at Atlas Canvas in Modesto, right next to Bob's Marine on Oakdale and Briggsmore. They did a killer job on both the upholstry work and on the floor and carpet replacement. Great price and quickly done. Less than a week. If you go by tell the Victor with the Jet boat sent you and he should hook you up.