View Full Version : gelcoat cracks

05-06-2007, 07:32 PM
bought an 07 lsv and have about 13.5 hours on it. it seems that every time that i clean the boat i find more crack in the gelcoat. there are about 6 cracks in the sides and several from both tie down hooks and swim platform brackets. just wondering if anyone else has had the same problem.

05-06-2007, 10:51 PM
They shouldn't be there get it back to the dealer for repairs.

05-06-2007, 10:57 PM
don't think that should be happening, take it in to get it checked out asap to prevent further damage.

05-07-2007, 12:32 AM
Have a 2007 LSV, and notice a "crack" coming down from one of the "window" screws, checking with dealer now.

05-07-2007, 03:17 PM
Could be stress cracks, but I sitll don't think they should be on that new of boat. You should get them checked out for sure.

05-09-2007, 05:19 PM
What about a 2003 outback with new gelcoat cracks from the platform brackets? Just found them this spring when I got it out of storage.

05-14-2007, 09:53 AM
I had a bunch of cracks in my swim platform on my '07 LSV. I contacted SC and they told me to take it back to the dealer. The dealer actually repaired it in house. It looks good, but I will see if it holds up. I lived with the cracks last summer and returned it at the end of the season. (Kind-of tough to get in the boat with no platform). I just put the boat in for the first time two weeks ago. So far, so good.

05-14-2007, 11:47 AM
Since my 2003 is out of warranty, I really do not want to go back to the dealer. I do not have any faith in them anyways. Any place in SE MI to take it for repair? Thanks

05-14-2007, 11:52 AM
Who is your dealer? Brickyard Motor Sports in Coldwater, MI? That is who I bought mine from and haven't been overly impressed, but they did a very good job on the Gel Coat. Time will tell if it holds up.

There is a very good fiberglass repair place in St. Joe, Indiana. I'm not sure how far away that is for you. I am in Ft. Wayne, IN.

05-14-2007, 01:44 PM
I live in metro Detroit area. My dealer is Club Royale.