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Old 31 August 2009, 14:47   #11
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Do these chips run the whole length of the boat or are they just concentrated around an area a fixed distance from the bow?
If it is the latter, I would agree with the comment above. As you recover, depending on the angle of boat to trailer, if the rear set of rollers are not meeting the hull at the same angle before contact, it could be hitting another part of the rear roller assembly causing the damage.
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Old 31 August 2009, 14:51   #12
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I bought a new Marshan from the factory back in the late eighties and the gel coat came out in air bubbles but when i informed them we agreed for me to use it for the rest of the season and after they gave me a new hull with no problems afterwards
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Old 01 September 2009, 11:12   #13
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I bought a new Marshan from the factory back in the late eighties and the gel coat came out in air bubbles but when i informed them we agreed for me to use it for the rest of the season and after they gave me a new hull with no problems afterwards
Can't be bad, wish everyone had this train of thought.
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Old 02 September 2009, 03:39   #14
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Any honest manufacturer would cover that under warranty anyway - it is a manufacturing fault!
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Any honest manufacturer would cover that under warranty anyway - it is a manufacturing fault!
Thats what I mean, not all are quite as honest as they should be though.
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if it's brand new take it back, but before you do make sure they're going to do it free of charge and then go all over the boat gently tapping all the sharp edges you'll find more i bet
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If I really thought that it was a fault in the moulding then I would, and I'm sure that the guys at Ribeye would sort it.. but I'm not convinced.

I've also noticed some even bigger chips along the very bottom V of the hull, and I think that the boat is actually hitting against the trailer when recovering (or launching).

To me, it looks like it's probably hitting against the cross members of the axles, before it gets a chance to lift back up onto the front rollers.

Anyone got any ideas on how I could stop it doing that?
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I've also noticed some even bigger chips along the very bottom V of the hull, and I think that the boat is actually hitting against the trailer when recovering (or launching).
To me, it looks like it's probably hitting against the cross members of the axles, before it gets a chance to lift back up onto the front rollers.
Anyone got any ideas on how I could stop it doing that?
I'm having the same problem with my Ballistic on a Rollercoaster trailer - i.e the bottom of the keel is hitting the axle before it is lifted by the front rollers. I've tried a keel roller on the axle but it ends up being too high and almost all the boat's weight ends up on it and chews up the roller. I'm now trying an extra cross-member with lower side rollers just in front of the axle - I'll try and post picies tomorrow of what I'm trying in case it helps.
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If I really thought that it was a fault in the moulding then I would, and I'm sure that the guys at Ribeye would sort it.. but I'm not convinced.

I've also noticed some even bigger chips along the very bottom V of the hull, and I think that the boat is actually hitting against the trailer when recovering (or launching).

To me, it looks like it's probably hitting against the cross members of the axles, before it gets a chance to lift back up onto the front rollers.

Anyone got any ideas on how I could stop it doing that?
See my comment No.11
It looks as though you are going to have to move or modify the position of the rear rollers. Without see the boat approach the trailer on recovery, it is difficult to make constructive comments, without making it worse. If you could, get someone to film a recovery and post it on here, that way we can see what is going wrong.
You might look a raising the height of the rollers or moving them slightly more inboard to give the boat more height above the beam. If it is part of the roller support which is chipping the gel coat, see if there is any material you could cut away, without weakening it.

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