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#11812046 - 09/04/16 02:40 PM Gorilla Hull
Court Offline
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Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 430
Loc: Royse City / Emory

Took this RE-BAR damage yesterday. 15' long
through the gel coat. Looking at Gorilla hull vs 15' of gel coat repair. What do you guys think of the G-Hull?

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#11812067 - 09/04/16 02:59 PM Re: Gorilla Hull [Re: Court]
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I think you're crazy if you don't. From what I have read it's worth every penny and why would you pay for that repair, then run the risk of doing it again next week? Makes no sense to me. Keep pics, disclose what happened and why you did it, then when you sell your boat one day, you can explain here was the damage and why I did the gorilla hull. I would buy a boat with a gorilla hull in a heartbeat with the pics knowing the damage you did. No big deal. Just my .02.
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#11812068 - 09/04/16 03:00 PM Re: Gorilla Hull [Re: Court]
Bruce Allen Offline
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I had a gator hull on my pro craft done by Lake Fork Fiberglass and it was great. nearly 15 years of damage from stumps etc all taken care of in one deal.

When I sold the boat the fella bought it because it had a gator hull on it. Yes it slowed it down 5 MPH.

When my current boat gets to the point where it needs one I will get one again.
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#11812433 - 09/04/16 08:46 PM Re: Gorilla Hull [Re: Court]
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Gator hull and Gorilla hull look to be very similar..... anyone know the difference? Toledo fiberglass has a great rep and that's the "Gorilla hull"
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#11812436 - 09/04/16 08:47 PM Re: Gorilla Hull [Re: Court]
txmasterpo Offline
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Registered: 11/10/12
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Loc: Emory
Originally Posted By: Court

Took this RE-BAR damage yesterday. 15' long
through the gel coat. Looking at Gorilla hull vs 15' of gel coat repair. What do you guys think of the G-Hull?


New boat right? You have insurance don't you? Will they pay for that application?
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#11812457 - 09/04/16 08:59 PM Re: Gorilla Hull [Re: Court]
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Registered: 11/30/15
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I have a Gorilla hull on my Champion. Got it last summer after some rebar damage. I love the Gorilla hull. Toledo Fiberglass let me decide if I wanted it fixed OEM or go with a Gorilla hull. NO pressure. Lifetime warranty that transfers, and the hull only adds about 40lbs to the hull.

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#11813189 - 09/05/16 11:32 AM Re: Gorilla Hull [Re: Court]
Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell Offline
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Registered: 10/10/06
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Loc: Sulphur Springs TX
Gator/Gorilla either ways is good. Insurance should pay.Get a estimate of repairs VS gator/gorilla replacement with a lifetime warranty. Insurance Co. should jump on it.

What lake / Where was the rebar ? Hope you marked it so no one else gets unlucky.


Edited by Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell (09/05/16 11:33 AM)

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#11813255 - 09/05/16 12:44 PM Re: Gorilla Hull [Re: Court]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8576
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: Court

Took this RE-BAR damage yesterday. 15' long
through the gel coat. Looking at Gorilla hull vs 15' of gel coat repair. What do you guys think of the G-Hull?


OUCH!!

Sorry that happened bud. Happened to me up in Elm Creek one day on Fork in a 3 day old Bass Cat! realmad

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#11813308 - 09/05/16 01:50 PM Re: Gorilla Hull [Re: Ken A.]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
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Loc: On the lam
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: Court

Took this RE-BAR damage yesterday. 15' long
through the gel coat. Looking at Gorilla hull vs 15' of gel coat repair. What do you guys think of the G-Hull?


OUCH!!

Sorry that happened bud. Happened to me up in Elm Creek one day on Fork in a 3 day old Bass Cat! realmad



Happened to me in Running Creek this past February, $5k OUCH frown
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#11813323 - 09/05/16 02:09 PM Re: Gorilla Hull [Re: Court]
Bossbowman Offline
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Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 2863
Loc: Hill county
Seen smaller scratches that are just barely into the glass fixed with marine-tex. He sanded all the edges/chips out, cleaned with acetone, taped the gouge off, filled with marine-tex and smoothed it out, ended up looking very good. Was way cheaper than what the shop quoted and has held up for years, but his was basically just gel coat damage, not sure how deep yours is, also he doesn't keep his boat on the water 24/7, not sure how well marine tex holds up in those conditions or if it absorbs water over a long period of time being in a marina.


Edited by Bossbowman (09/05/16 02:17 PM)

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#11813717 - 09/05/16 06:38 PM Re: Gorilla Hull [Re: Court]
Terrova54 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/15
Posts: 4
I would do the gorilla hull. One thing to keep in mind is the blisters that will soon be forming on your hull. Ever since 2004 or 2005 when the EPA made the boat manufacturers change the formula on the gel coating this has been a problem. I'm sure you've heard about this. Go ahead and get it done and be ahead of the game...

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#11814436 - 09/06/16 09:30 AM Re: Gorilla Hull [Re: Court]
Bossbowman Offline
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Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 2863
Loc: Hill county
Originally Posted By: Terrova54
I would do the gorilla hull. One thing to keep in mind is the blisters that will soon be forming on your hull. Ever since 2004 or 2005 when the EPA made the boat manufacturers change the formula on the gel coating this has been a problem. I'm sure you've heard about this. Go ahead and get it done and be ahead of the game...
Its a known problem with tritons, haven't heard of it being a mass issue with other brands, but sure some pop up here and there.

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#11814766 - 09/06/16 01:03 PM Re: Gorilla Hull [Re: Court]
89javelin100 Offline
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Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 290
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I don't even wanna read this anymore.. Ya what lake, where??

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#11815474 - 09/06/16 08:29 PM Re: Gorilla Hull [Re: Ken A.]
Court Offline
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Registered: 09/26/02
Posts: 430
Loc: Royse City / Emory
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: Court

Took this RE-BAR damage yesterday. 15' long
through the gel coat. Looking at Gorilla hull vs 15' of gel coat repair. What do you guys think of the G-Hull?


OUCH!!

Sorry that happened bud. Happened to me up in Elm Creek one day on Fork in a 3 day old Bass Cat! realmad


OH MY, 3 days old? This is a 5 mo. old ZX. This happened in the back of Board Tree on Fork. I'm thinking that this years high water and wind may have floated some of the PVC off of the re-bar. Sorry I didn't mark the points, didn't want to get close to the spot at the time. The bad part is, is that my place is in the back of Board Tree. May never launch back there again. Second time in 5 months I found re-bar, first time was my maiden voyage in this boat.

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#11815489 - 09/06/16 08:38 PM Re: Gorilla Hull [Re: Court]
Dubee Offline
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Registered: 07/17/11
Posts: 1513
Loc: Godley Tx
In my world that is just a scratch. Don't worry about it.

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