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2300HPS CRACKED HULL

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  • 2300 HPS CRACKED HULL

I was up under my 2012 2300 HPS cleaning the hull and noticed a 20" crack with chips missing in the gelcoat. It does not look like it was caused by hitting something. I had heard that the early model Pathfinders were having trouble with the fiberglass delaminating splitting. Has anyone ever had this happen to them or herd of this?

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From what I gather from other members experience, if you plan to file a claim with insurance you should know what happen..........

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On 6/29/2018 at 3:43 PM, Red Zone said:
  • 2300 HPS CRACKED HULL

I was up under my 2012 2300 HPS cleaning the hull and noticed a 20" crack with chips missing in the gelcoat. It does not look like it was caused by hitting something. I had heard that the early model Pathfinders were having trouble with the fiberglass delaminating splitting. Has anyone ever had this happen to them or herd of this?

get pics and contact the factory....this will not be solved on the forum...

 

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If you can get some pictures sent here to Ray Ayres in Service, rayres@maverickboatgroup.com, make sure to include your hull ID# please.

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Ray at the factory was my first call when I noticed the trouble and he didn't hesitate an offer to have the crew look at the trouble.

After having the area looked at here locally the decision was made to move forward with a repair of the gelcoat and monitor it from there. 

Wantaflatsfish I question the reason behind your comment? This is exactly what this forum is about. But thanks for your input.

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^dont take it personal. low post count, no pics and the fact that you didnt respond for several days probably seemed like a troll attempt.  However, glad you made contact and are having the issue resolved

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Sorry for posting this so late I am very busy and I don't always have the time to get on the forum. Here are a few pics of the area.

Pathfinder pic 2.JPG

pathfinder pic 3.JPG

pathfinder pic 1.JPG

Pathfinder pic 4.JPG

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that does not look like delamination to me, but what do I know. looks like it has been hit or dropped or damage from a fork lift. jmo. have seen damage like this from a fork left a few times.

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You can see white lines running through and parallel to the cracks that don't appear elsewhere, at least in these pictures.  The lines look like they could be scrape marks.   I wonder what made those marks? 

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Can’t be fork lift I have never had this boat on one. I don’t ever remember hitting anything but that doesn’t mean when I was up on plane off shore that I may have run something over.

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1 hour ago, Red Zone said:

Can’t be fork lift I have never had this boat on one. I don’t ever remember hitting anything but that doesn’t mean when I was up on plane off shore that I may have run something over.

Do you see the white looking lines I am referring to? 

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What was the opinion of  the glass people who looked at the damage? Did they believe the damage was from outside in or inside out?

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"After having the area looked at here locally the decision was made to move forward with a repair of the gelcoat and monitor it from there. "

This scares me more than anything. This is clearly an issue. Cracks happen for a reason, and patching them up without finding the root cause is wasted time. 

Looks more like a detached stringer to me. Id be on the phone with MBG finding out stringer location vs crack location to see if it lines up. That doesn't look like an impact to me. 

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This is my concern that it is something more than an impact. I put MBG on notice so they are aware of the problem. I made the repair and I will keep a close eye on it to see if there is any other troubles moving forward. Thanks to everyone and their help I will keep my fingers crossed.

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I see the white lines but it also looks like some run perpendicular to the crack (like drips) so it seems more like some  discoloration than anything.  

It doesn’t look like an impact from these pics.  Good luck. What’s warranty on these?

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2 hours ago, lurem said:

Could those lines that run parallel be from loading and unloading on the trailer bunks?

I agree, and if so, that could also indicate there is a stringer there.  

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