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    [QUOTE=dan87951;2955381]How hard of a repair would this be? I received the ski this way and what I think happened is the pump bearings let go and the impeller carved itself into the water tunnel a little bit. When I pulled of the wear ring housing it also took some gelcoat with it as evident in the picture. I would like to consider myself pretty handy, but have never attempted fiberglass and gel coat repair. I guess there is a first time for everything. Right? If anyone could give me their input at what i'm looking at, it would be much appreciated.

    should be very simple to fix, scuff surrounding area for a good bond, mix in epoxy with a filler. west systems works good, i personally use www.fiberglast.com stuff. also a tip to keep it from running is wax paper. you can cut wax paper and tape it where you need and then fill the void between the wax paper and hull. it will dry, peel the wax paper and be almost perfect with very minimal sanding to get correct shape. we do it all the time for many different applications that look WAY worse than that. easier said than done i get that, but you should be able to do it if you understand the concept.

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    Progress is being made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polaris on fire View Post
    That was good advice. Learned something myself lol. Do what he said and run the hell out of it.

    Also read up on piston wash and make sure your not running lean. You'll burn it up quick if them carbs aren't right.
    Thanks! Ski is dialed in perfectly. I completely went through the carbs (rebuilt) and have plug chopped it several times.

    Below is what I started with. As the saying goes beggars can't be choosers. It's been a fun project and i'm glad I was able to save it from the dump.


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    WOW, that turned out great! Wont need too much cleanup to make flat again either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadoo timebomb View Post
    WOW, that turned out great! Wont need too much cleanup to make flat again either.
    Thanks! The Pro I hired is doing great work!


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    Looking great man. Be ready in no time.

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    Thanks Polaris on fire. Can't wait to try out the new Solas 15.5/19.5 I bought for her too. Kinda hoping this shark will give my 95' XP800 a run for it's money.

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    Gelcoat has been applied. Now just waiting for it to cure. Thanks everyone or the tips.
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    What is that thing sticking down underneath that looks like a drain plug? And why would you put one there? Is there not a grate that goes there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadoo timebomb View Post
    What is that thing sticking down underneath that looks like a drain plug? And why would you put one there? Is there not a grate that goes there?
    I believe it's the sensor for the speedo sensor. When the intake grate is installed, it protects that sensor. I removed the intake grate and pump shoe so I could perform the repair.

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