Fixing pressure dings on hull

Whats up all..

First post on the forums as I just picked up a lightly used Hurricane and enjoyed my maiden voyage this week. My question is that I noticed some pressure dings on the hull and also up on top and wondered if anyone had any ideas how to "pop" them out.

I do not believe I have one of the "soft sponge" boats as it seems to not get any pressure dings with putting pressure on it with my hand. I did however.. :( hit the side of the hull once when I caught a decent runner and being new to this boat was a little unbalanced.. long story. I ended up stupidly hitting the hull in the last half of my stroke and put a nice dent in the hull.. suprisingly its the exact shape and profile of 3 inches of my blade..haha

::Cue the MacGyver tips on making your hull appear virgin once again::

Submitted by isotopez on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 9:40am

Try a heat gun or hair dryer. You just have to be super careful to not make matters worse, but it should "pop" 'em out. Good luck

#1 Fri, 07/25/2008 - 10:28am

Try sanding ding with 800 then mix a small batch of micro balloons and epoxy , trowel balloons on with plastic spreader, cover with peelply, when cured sand with 100 first to make flush then 600, 800,and 1200 , paint to match boat. Wet sand with 1500, buff and you`re done.

#2 Fri, 07/25/2008 - 12:19pm

Hairdryer and suction cup.

Heat till just softened (about 90 seconds), apply suction cup and pull outwards and hold till cool. Make sure you heat an area sightly larger than the ding.

Works on my Pegasus and Hurricane.

Cheers Rambo

#3 Fri, 07/25/2008 - 1:14pm

If the heat gun/hair dryer doesnt work fuze's way or something similar will work. You can actually just use a marine grade filler. Im guessing the dings arent very deep so you wont add but an ounce or two....unless the boat is peppered with 'em. Ive never used a suction cup, but if its comin from Rambo its good advice. If the suction cup doesnt do it Ive hit the ding with the heat several times. The heat softens the materials as well as expands the air inside the foam, thus causing "inflation". Hit it once or twice and if it still shows, give it another pass or two. Just be super CAREFUL not to burn the boat.
Good luck.

#4 Fri, 07/25/2008 - 3:50pm

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