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Old 09 May 2013, 17:04   #11
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When I bought my last yacht I use a surveyor who scanned the hull with his thermal imaging camera, you could see everything, cracks, weaknesses and the makeup of the hull - have a look in the gallery section of International Yacht Surveys Hamble Southampton - Marine Yacht Inspections Surveys. and you'll see what I mean.
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Old 09 May 2013, 17:09   #12
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yeh, tell me about it. My wife can be a couple of hours doing the supermarket shopping, just coz she like to check sell by dates, and of course contents.
probably gives you enough time to clear out the hot food section

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Old 09 May 2013, 17:18   #13
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Thanks for all the replies.

I think I will get some custom aluminum "L" shaped plates made up, bolt those on after some gel coat work and see how if goes.

Cheers!
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I noticed the other day I have some hair line stress fractures on
either side of the outboard. My AB rib is only rated for 75hp but
currently has 90hp. Should I be concerned at this stage? Or is this
quite common and just something I should keep an eye on but not
worry about much? Do you guys suggest I gel coat over the cracks
to prevent water getting inside?

Any suggestions or advice is appreciated.
I will say something different.
Sure is not the best thing.
But tis is only the top cell of your boat.
Motor normally is relying on the stern , so if you can have a good look what is happening undernith , could be that this stress is not that realy important. .

I would not worry so much if there are not any more signs of damage internally.

Usually 75 and 90 hp motors have the same weight and they are many excamples internationally tha they dont give trouble and boats are calculated for much more weight!!
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Old 09 May 2013, 17:48   #15
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Do you tow it with the engine down?
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Do you tow it with the engine down?
Naughty ,Naughty mister p
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Do you tow it with the engine down?
No, I just have it like that so it fits in the parking stall.
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I will say something different.
Sure is not the best thing.
But tis is only the top cell of your boat.
Motor normally is relying on the stern , so if you can have a good look what is happening undernith , could be that this stress is not that realy important. .

I would not worry so much if there are not any more signs of damage internally.

Usually 75 and 90 hp motors have the same weight and they are many excamples internationally tha they dont give trouble and boats are calculated for much more weight!!

Thanks for your opinion, I'm tempted to gel coat over it for now and see
if it gets any worse. Its a 90HP 2 stroke which is probably about the same
weight as the 75HP 4 stroke.
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I think you have more to worry about than the cracks, if your boat is rated for 75HP and you have 90HP and presumably you have insurance, what do you think the insurance company are going to say if you have any claims, consider worse scenario as in an injury or worse to a passenger or others, you might find you are personally paying out for the rest of your life.

As to the crack, you really need to remove the gel coat and have a look under it, it may just be gel coat cracking but it could be worse under it.
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Well, if you don't tow it with the engine down that removes that as a possibility of stressing the transom incorrectly.
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