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Kyack killer.
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I was boating on the Sacramento River last weekend and hit an unseen submerged tree.
Location was between Verona and Knights landing. Nobody else will hit the tree because we tied a red ski bouy to the tree.

I bought my boat new in 1995 and WAS in perfect condition.

What to do?







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Morrison Marine in Rancho near Sunrise and Coloma can handle it no prob,but they are not cheap and do exceptional work
hope you had insurance,good luck
 

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damn dude, that sux. I cant believe it did that much damage:))eek:)) Morrisons fixed my boat once too, they did a real good job, and matched the gell real nice too.

Got Insurance?
 

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It looks like you hit pretty hard to pop all that gelcote there may be some structural damage. Be sure of who you have fix it. get a couple of opinions. Call your insurance co.
 

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Morrison Marine in Rancho near Sunrise and Coloma can handle it no prob,but they are not cheap and do exceptional work
hope you had insurance,good luck
I do have insurance, I called the Malibu factory in Merced and they don't do repairs but they recommended Ultimate Watersports/Bell Aqua off of Dry Creek road.
I'm not familiar with them at all.

The insurance company is sending a marine inspector to inspect the boat next week. He made it sound like I should consider a total and he hasn't even seen it yet.

The stress of wrecking a boat. :)st
 

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It looks like you hit pretty hard to pop all that gelcote there may be some structural damage. Be sure of who you have fix it. get a couple of opinions. Call your insurance co.
Ya I nailed the tree dead center at about 33mph. It went like this...
BAM!!!
It was a big ass tree too.

That sucker was right dead center in the middle of the river, I could have been two feet to the right or left and I would have missed it.
Just my luck that day. :mad:

The thing that concerns me the most is that the rudder is pushed back out of position as you can see by the crack. Also the boat is taking on water through the hull around the shaft strut and probably the rudder.
When I pulled the boat onto the trailer water was dripping out around both spots.
 

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Bummer-Sorry that happened- That can be fixed by a good glass man- there is no way that boat is a total
Thats a nice boat.
 

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I would say take it to smooth as glass in riverbank just outside of oakdale.
This guy is a god when it comes to these type of things.
 

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I do have insurance, I called the Malibu factory in Merced and they don't do repairs but they recommended Ultimate Watersports/Bell Aqua off of Dry Creek road.
I'm not familiar with them at all.

The insurance company is sending a marine inspector to inspect the boat next week. He made it sound like I should consider a total and he hasn't even seen it yet.

The stress of wrecking a boat. :)st
Go get a qoute from Mel Morrison,he is real professional and has seen these
kind of damages all the time,becuase of the Sac river and the infamous wing dams:)st
Tell him Mr Kraft referrred you
Jeff at "smooth as glass" is awesome too if you dont mind the drive too Riverbank
 

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I do have insurance, I called the Malibu factory in Merced and they don't do repairs but they recommended Ultimate Watersports/Bell Aqua off of Dry Creek road.
I'm not familiar with them at all.

The insurance company is sending a marine inspector to inspect the boat next week. He made it sound like I should consider a total and he hasn't even seen it yet.

The stress of wrecking a boat. :)st
I hit a submerged tree on the river in my old Malibu Sunsetter and it was fixed by Bell Aqua. Was about $3,600.00 to fix (10 years ago). The insurance covered all but my $250.00 deduct
 

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DRIVE4SHOW-PUTT4$$$
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that sucks, sorry to here of your accident.wife and i are relocating to norcal area next summer from socal.looking forward to the new boating areas to explore in sac.town.one question,is this common for your rivers to have these types of obstruction,or was this just a fluke........
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that sucks, sorry to here of your accident.wife and i are relocating to norcal area next summer from socal.looking forward to the new boating areas to explore in sac.town.one question,is this common for your rivers to have these types of obstruction,or was this just a fluke........
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What part of Nor Cal? I think when it comes to river boating, these things just happen. Years of big rains and lots of snow tends to wash more crap down than years where lesser amounts of precipitation doesn't. You'll always find stuff floating but most times it's a fluke to nail something like this. This is just my 2 cents.
 

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Another for Jeff

Someone mentioned price, not relevant this is insurance money. You need to be concerned with getting repaired better then new, its your baby. Jeff is the only guy I would trust with my baby, in fact I have both babies!:)devil
 

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What part of Nor Cal? I think when it comes to river boating, these things just happen. Years of big rains and lots of snow tends to wash more crap down than years where lesser amounts of precipitation doesn't. You'll always find stuff floating but most times it's a fluke to nail something like this. This is just my 2 cents.

were moving to roseville or near there any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.I bought my boat in folsom ,infact test drove it on folsom seem like like a really nice lake and a nice town ill be working out of sac airport:)
 

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I took my v drive cruiser up past knights landing with no problms a couple of years ago :) no probelms . just luck of the draw a river is a river :D
 

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were moving to roseville or near there any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.I bought my boat in folsom ,infact test drove it on folsom seem like like a really nice lake and a nice town ill be working out of sac airport:)
Folsom is almost empty and I think the ramps are closed. They closed in Aug. last year and this year in July. It gets windy in the early afternoon and many people who live in the Granite Bay area would rather head to the river than go to the lake. You're going to have a pretty good drive from Folsom to the air port too.

Welcome to Sacramento (area). We've got water!
 
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