View Full Version : Small cracks along the gunnel
02-21-2001, 11:28 PM
I have a few small cracks along both sides of the gunnel. where the top connects to the bottom of the boat. Anyone else seen this problem?
02-22-2001, 03:27 PM
YES!! I SENT THE BOAT TO TRAXXAS FOR SOMETHING WRONG, COMES BACK WITH SMALL CRACKS, NOW THERE BIGGER AND MORE OF THEM!!
02-22-2001, 04:38 PM
I have the same problem with my nitrop vee to http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/frown.gif . What I did was get some fiberglass RESEND only. Coat the whole inside of the hull(they will be every ware soon) onece you get all of that coated and dryed paint the inside white. You will not notice the cracks and the resond will fill in teh cracks and make the inside hull a lot stronger http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif
02-22-2001, 08:54 PM
What part of the boat is the gunnel? i need to check my Vee to see if i have the problem yuo guys have?????
02-23-2001, 10:05 AM
What you guys are seeing is the residue from the fuel attacking the ABS hull.
Even though we do coat the inside of the hull if fuel is left inside it will eventually get through the fuel proofer to the hull. The fuel drys out the ABS and eats away at it. The little cracks you are seeing along both sides of the gunnel are from the same thing.
When done running your boat you should clean it very thoroughly of all fuel residue. This will eliminate the cracking that you are seeing.
02-23-2001, 12:27 PM
what your problem is that your getting nitro in the hull, this is what happened to my bros nitro vee. the nitro eat the bottom of the hull away.
02-27-2001, 03:19 PM
Yeah but its not eating the bottom!!!!!!!!Its on the sides of the Hull.
02-27-2001, 05:05 PM
Are the cracks on the side of the hull near the exhaust tube and header? I put aluminum foil on the side of the my boat where the exhaust tube is close to the side-body. The tube and header put out a lot of heat. The aluminum will protect the body from the heat and prevent cracking. Another trick is to line the hull with aluminum. It catches a lot of the oil and makes clean-up easier. Keep in mind that you need to throughly clean this boat when you are done running it for the day. It's a little work but, will prolong it's life. I clean my 32,000 dollar Glasstron boat when I am done fishing for the day...you gotta show the nitro-vee the same respect..a boat's a boat.
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