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Not mine.. im going to try and help him and try to plasti weld it. He ordered a new bottom for it but why not try some stuff on the broken one


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Take it to a good bodyshop. they "should" have some stuff that would fix that. Basically justy like a bumper repair
 

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According to the shop manual that location on the hull is repairable but that's sizable damage. It would be good to follow their repair procedure as an experiment to see how difficult to repair and how effective. How fast was he going?
 

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I think 35mph ish.. wonder how plasti weld will work on it?

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I think the key is using the same or compatible plastic for fill/ bonding material. At 35 mph I'm surprised the damage was that little.
 

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I dont know if it is my monitor i cant see the damage in the picture.... i guess i am blind... LOL
 
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Well at least there is a damaged piece to work with. I hope plastic welding works. That is just a huge crack though.
 

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No go on trying to repair it.. one of his employees decided to grab the crack and rip the whole thing open

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Very unfortunate, surprisingly it wasnt worse, hitting anything at 35mph would likely end very badly
 

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Sucks, maybe you could use the hull for a carbon fiber mold.
Carbon is expensive. Why can't a company just make a nice fiberglass bottom that can be 100% compatable. Screw holes and everything.
 

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Oh **** I was hoping to see a diy fix on that crack oh well.

I can someone who is handy with body work come up with hull replacements
 

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yea too bad that schmoe had to do that, was really interested to see how plasti welding was going to work on the Spark. We've seen a couple bondo fixes already but nothing welded...
 

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Sorry guys! Good news is that these are rental sparks so im sure this is not the last time it happens

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Carbon is expensive. Why can't a company just make a nice fiberglass bottom that can be 100% compatable. Screw holes and everything.
Seadoo Sydney in Australia is in the process of making both Carbon and Fiber glass bottom hull ... For the racers and turbo guys that want a ridged hull ..

The Fiber glass will be more for the insurance claims as a replacment option ..
 
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