Baby Rattle in my boat?!?!

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15 years 2 weeks ago #2920 by yankee
OK, it's not a "baby rattle", but one of my "support brackets?" that braces the internal hull horizontally has come undone and it makes noise as it flops around inside my ski. Oh, it's a V10L Performance lay-up.

So, has this happened to anyone else? And, if so, or even if not- how can you fix it?!?! The only way into the internal cavity is through the bung hole, so I was thinking one of 2 solutions:

1.) install a hatch in the dashboard area for storing things in the future, but for immediately getting the loose brace out!

2.) snake a tube into the bung hole, with a syringe on the other end full of epoxy and try to glue the sucker to any arbitrary spot to keep it stationary?!

pros/cons= 1.)get a place to put wallet, phone,etc. but might be structurally ruining my ski? Looks like their may be a massive support there in the middle? 2.)might be hard/impossible and might not work really...

Thank you for any help you can shed on this ordeal. I hope that it is only a "noise" problem and the fact that it is off won't compromise the boat's seaworthiness...

Cheers;)

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15 years 2 weeks ago #2921 by StuartXpat
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Give it back to Epic - let them sort it out.:)

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15 years 2 weeks ago #2922 by Seaugi
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Only hear of that happening once before. It was a warrantee issue.
If you bought the ski used, and don't have a warrantee, then try the hatch method. That way, you'll have access to the hull.

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15 years 2 weeks ago #2926 by garykroukamp
I have a similar question. I keep an old FENN Mako at a holiday spot in Plett and the stringer seems to be loose and rattling around inside. It's a little annoying, so I was going to take it to a repair shop and get them to "unzip" the seam, reglue the stringer and reseam the boat. Is this an option? Any other ideas? I thought also of spraying a type of foam glue into the bung hole?

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15 years 2 weeks ago #2927 by ACE
Replied by ACE on topic Re:Baby Rattle in my boat?!?!
Hi Gary

Call me 0824595163 - And we can talk about how to solve both problems.

Anton Erasmus Epic South Africa

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