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    OK, maybe I shouldn't of started my thread that way but I hav't posted in a while and I figuered I will share my thoughts

    I love my boat, but since I discovered a crack under the bottom of the boat (right below the stringers, under the front of motor) I have been a little upset. Fixed it several times, keeps coming back.

    Called Carter and he was no help. I can't beleive he would build a boat and not even offer advise on how to reinforce it properly

    Oh yeah its a 28 sxt, blown 572 with a turbo 400 turning a #4 , if anyone cares to know

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    Pictures?
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    what year? just currious, when previous attempts were made do you know if there was a hole drilled at the end of the crack to relieve it and keep it from and goin any further?

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    Quote Originally Posted by throttle View Post
    what year? just currious, when previous attempts were made do you know if there was a hole drilled at the end of the crack to relieve it and keep it from and goin any further?
    the last repair was done by abstract fibergass, they grinded it beyond the point of where the cracks were. it is a 98, does the year have something to do with it cracking? is the glass getting old?

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    I can't upload the pictures saying file is to big, even when I resize it. I will take more pictures tomorrow

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    You're title to this thread implies that they are all garbage.

    The problem you are having is systemic within the entire brand? Or you just have the misfortune of this problem?

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    My friend had a 95 Warlock 24 Tunnel and the stringers actually rotted out of it. On the other hand My nephew has a 24 Warlock kevlar V bottom, The boat performs great, rides great and he loves it..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    You're title to this thread implies that they are all garbage.

    The problem you are having is systemic within the entire brand? Or you just have the misfortune of this problem?
    maybe the title was out of anger, but WHY would the stringers end about 10" forward of the motor mounts=(bad design) this is where its cracking, its from all the weight of the motor

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    [QUOTE=throttle;499099]what year? just currious, when previous attempts were made do you know if there was a hole drilled at the end of the crack to relieve it and keep it from and goin any further?[/QUOTE]

    From the shurfab website..

    1. Grind out the affected area at a ratio of approximately 12:1. This means, if the laminate is
    ¼” thick, you need to grind out 3” from the crack to allow for sufficient adhesion of the new
    laminate. (See illustration 1.) You do not need to drill holes at the end of the crack as some
    people think.
    By grinding out the area, you will be stopping the crack by eliminating it. If
    the crack only goes down part way, grind down until you can not see any further damage. If
    the crack goes all the way through, your bevel will go from 0 thickness back to full thickness.
    If you have a hole, the same process applies. In the case of a hole, you may want to back it
    up when possible to give support to the initial fiberglass layer. In all cases, your grinding
    will still use the 12:1 ratio principle. You may want to have a vacuum on while grinding to
    eliminate some of the glass dust. IT DOES ITCH!!!
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    After you get it fixed correctly build some nice motor plates and plates to tie the stringers to the bulk head. I did similar to my WPM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Cliff View Post
    After you get it fixed correctly build some nice motor plates and plates to tie the stringers to the bulk head. I did similar to my WPM.
    this is what i'm planning on doing. Did you glass over it after?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovrkll77 View Post
    this is what i'm planning on doing. Did you glass over it after?

    No, but a lot of mat was used in the corners of the stringers and bulkhead. I had that done about 3 seasons ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovrkll77 View Post
    maybe the title was out of anger, but WHY would the stringers end about 10" forward of the motor mounts=(bad design) this is where its cracking, its from all the weight of the motor


    So what your saying, is the stringers do not go the entire length of the hull. That doesn't seem like a good idea at all, especially on a 28ft boat. Is there a way to tie the stringers into the transom? Seems that's the onlt real fix.


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