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Old 30 December 2009, 07:29   #11
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are they crack's or maybe lines that were in the mould when it was layed up, what i'm asking is were they always there or have they appeared, if they have appeared get a small screw driver and tap all over the transom and tell me if it sounds hollow in some places
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Old 30 December 2009, 11:57   #12
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are they crack's or maybe lines that were in the mould when it was layed up, what i'm asking is were they always there or have they appeared, if they have appeared get a small screw driver and tap all over the transom and tell me if it sounds hollow in some places
They are little lines like a spiders web they span about 4in round, iv tap the transom and that seems solid, i don,t think the lines were there before i would of seen them, il take the rib back to the dealer ,he as a test rib with bigger engine than mine i will check that to see if thats the same cheers.
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Old 30 December 2009, 12:20   #13
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...il take the rib back to the dealer ,he as a test rib with bigger engine than mine i will check that to see if thats the same cheers.
If the test RIB is the same, then don't get misled into believing 2 wrongs make a right.
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Old 30 December 2009, 14:01   #14
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Hi, the cracks looks like a spiders web on each side of the engine ,i took some pic,s of them but don,t show up very well, i'll take the rib in to the dealer next week and see wot they got to say thanks.
could they have occured by overtigtening the engine bolts to much.
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could they have occured by overtigtening the engine bolts to much.
thats wot iv been thinking, the cracks,s are in line with the bottom bolts on each side of engine,the rib as had some work done on drain plug and engine by the dealer over the last few weeks and i know the engine has been off the rib cheers.
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thats wot iv been thinking, the cracks,s are in line with the bottom bolts on each side of engine,the rib as had some work done on drain plug and engine by the dealer over the last few weeks and i know the engine has been off the rib cheers.
this is what i was getting at by tapping with the screwdriver, if there were voids between the first layers of matt and the ply the crack's may have happened when they tighten up the engine bolts, if there were no voids you could tighten them bolts until they snapped they wouldn't cause crack's, there is a method of getting rid of voids but you have to do it quickly before the ply gets contaminated
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this is what i was getting at by tapping with the screwdriver, if there were voids between the first layers of matt and the ply the crack's may have happened when they tighten up the engine bolts, if there were no voids you could tighten them bolts until they snapped they wouldn't cause crack's, there is a method of getting rid of voids but you have to do it quickly before the ply gets contaminated
The ribs under 3yr warranty it can go back to the dealer if they done the damage they can sort it thank.
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