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Old 09-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Gelcoat cracks in new Scamp

I have some fine cracks in my gelcoat. Hit a wild turkey as it took off, missed windshield, but got the Scamp.

I was about to repair the fine cracks on my Scamp having purchased a tube and watched a video. I looked more closely and saw that extending from the main crack were hair thin cracks all the way to the area marked out by the pieces of tape. Some wrap around the rivet on the right down to the tape. Also around the rivet by the front window and over to the left some. These are very thin, maybe of no consequence? and these are multiple, not just one thin one.

1 Should I concern myself only with the main one or two that protrude?

2 I can feel with a finger some them, like thin creases in wrinkled paper. Should I be concerned about them?

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Old 09-27-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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If it were my trailer and as new as yours I would be talking to my insurance company about having it repaired completely/correctly.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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If it were my trailer and as new as yours I would be talking to my insurance company about having it repaired completely/correctly.

I agree here, or leave it alone and live with it...if it's not leaking now, it likely won't later......Dave
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:26 PM   #4
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I agree with Carol I would call the insurance company and if I was as close to Scamp as you are I would also contact them for their opinion and repair options. I have seen one older 5er that was that had a soft nose it looked fairly normal but over 60 mph part of the nose would cave in. It appeared to have been hit by something big and soft. No tears or rips just a bunch of spider cracks.
I also hit a turkey with my F-250 it took out the windshield and it bent the cab roof up and back. A turkey packs a big punch.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:11 PM   #5
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Yep, one of the reasons some of us carry insurance on our trailers is for circumstances like this. I'd contact Scamp FIRST and then decide if it's worth the insurance hassles YMMV
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Da! Why didn't I think of insurance. Thanks. Will contact USAA and have sent a note to Scamp.
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You're better off calling scamp, in my experience they don't respond to email in a timely fashion
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If you where towing it I be leave USAA will cover it!
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In my part of Wisconsin there are no auto body shops that do fiberglass repair . I ended up at a marine shop that repairs fiberglass boats . Boaters hit bottom or logs all the time and damage the boat's hull
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