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  1. Stress Cracks ~ Ok or Not

    V-Drives
    Right now I'm in the process of looking for a runner bottom to buy. Seems like many in my price range have stress cracks in gel/paint on rear corners. Is this something I should stay away from OR is this normal and no big deal. Not really talking about how bad it looks, most can't be seen from...
  2. 02 Mach 26 Stress Cracks

    PB Open Water
    Looking at an 02 DCB Mach 26 w/o power. Current owner states the boat was rigged for 8 years with over 1000 h/p, a Bravo xr/Imco set up, claims speeds of over 135. Boat is clean except for some light stress cracks on the top of the transom next to the back edges of the engine cover. Is this a...
  3. 02 Mach 26 Stress Cracks

    Jim Wilkes
    Looking at an 02 DCB Mach 26 w/o power. Owner claims approximately 300 hours on boat. For 8 years was rigged with over 1000 hp, Bravo/Imco set up. Owner claims speeds of over 135 mph. Boat looks clean except for some light stress cracks on the top of the transom, next to the back edges of the...
  4. fixing fiber glass stress cracks

    PB Open Water
    my 78 hawaiian has a crap load of stress cracks due to it not having a deck support it has one now and doent flex but all the gell coat has been stripped off what would be a good filler to put down level out and paint any help is very appriciated
  5. Advise Repairing Stress Cracks

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Help! I have a 1993 25' Power Play SD that has some gelcoat stress cracks that I'd like to get repaired...I have access to the inside bulkhead and don't see any damage to the fiberglass - just the outer gelcoat. Any 'Step-by-Step' advise would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!! Here's some pics:
  6. Stress cracking

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    How do I cure stress cracks, boat was striped down after many coats of being painted through the years, now primed and blocked out, but it sat in this Oklahoma heat and the stress cracks has came back through in a few spots sitting in this Oklahoma heat. I don't wanna gel coat it, its going with...
  7. Stress cracks

    Jet Boats
    Ok I. Have a 78 Hawaii jet boat and it's got stress cracks everywhere ... Is this a bad thing or just well used... What can happen
  8. Impact or Stress Crack

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    My question is I noticed these crack on the hull in the pad area. I am quite positive I didn't hit anything manufacture says it is due to impact. There is no signs impact however is it possible you can do this damage without knowing? Boat is 2007 bass boat with 150hp Area where it is cracked...
  9. Cryogenic Stress Relief

    GN7 On the Dyno
    anybody ever done this with their engine parts? several people around here are stress reliefing their engine parts:)bulb after reading the loader thread in the jet section, I'm wondering if it would be worth the effort to do the loader http://www.cryotron.com/cryogenic-stress-relief.htm
  10. One minute of stress release

    Jet Boats
    For me :)devil I so needed Saturdays Romp around the lake! My going Postal meter was in the red. All good now :D
  11. Stress Cracks

    Jet Boats
    ok, so i started out with this crack... Grinded away the gel in that area and now this is what i see... This crack is where the bulk head is. What should i do to repair this? My guess is that area with the yellow looking glass i need to remove and replace?
  12. Stress crack repair

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    I scraped and sanded 3 old paint jobs off the deck of my TX yesterday and discovered this lovely stress crack:). It was visible with the paint over it, much obviously much less. What's the best way to ensure that it won't show up through my next paint job?
  13. stress cracks?

    Jet Boats
    being that i have a 33 y.o boat orginal gel coat with not one stress crack. my ? is... can i do anything to prevent stress cracks from happening, also what causes them to start. thanks..:)
  14. Stress Cracks

    PB Open Water
    Just Checked Out A Boat (tunnel Hull) That Is For Sale. After Looking It Over I Found Some Fine Stress Cracks On Inner Underside Of The Hull. Is This Normal.does This Happen After A Few Years. My Current Boat Does Not Show This. What Are Your Opinions. Thank's Donnie
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