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Warped Hull
« on: December 21, 2018, 02:49:46 PM »
My 2014 es-kape has pretty serious waves in the bottom, The flat section in the center beneath the cockpit. Probably not stored correctly in the past. I'm thinking about heating it and trying to press it flat but don't want to make it worse. Has anyone else had this problem? Suggestions?

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Re: Warped Hull
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2018, 03:02:16 PM »
If you store it on a flat surface, it should straighten itself out with time. Put some sand bags inside to add some even pressure might help too. I wouldn't heat it, you could actually make the problem worse. Some pictures would be helpful though, seeing to what extent the warping would be nice.
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Re: Warped Hull
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2018, 06:51:08 PM »
Thanks Tom. I put some weight on it. Ill see how it looks in the morning

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Re: Warped Hull
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 10:48:04 PM »
I noticed mine has the warped issue too, tilts to one side compared to Cheriís. Iíll post some pictures and try the sand bags during the off season.

If you store it on a flat surface, it should straighten itself out with time. Put some sand bags inside to add some even pressure might help too. I wouldn't heat it, you could actually make the problem worse. Some pictures would be helpful though, seeing to what extent the warping would be nice.
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Re: Warped Hull
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2018, 10:53:47 PM »
You have a totally different hull, Chuck. The ES-kape has no bracing inside and is prone to getting out of shape if not stored flat. You keep yours on the trailer or on the floor, correct? There are also braces to help keep things in shape. Nothing to worry about there.
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Re: Warped Hull
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 10:02:10 AM »
It is definitely warped compared to Cheriís. Hers lays flat while mine is on a tilt to either side. Not really worried, just thought while itís sitting for a few months, wouldnít hurt to try a couple of sand bags. Only worries are more cracks in the future and getting my fuel issue resolved. Good news is the boat will be faster in the spring, already lost 15 lbs with the new job. Lol
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Re: Warped Hull
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2018, 10:32:39 AM »
Then her's is the one who's changed shape I would say. There is a slight V to the hull and sitting on the floor it wouldn't be unusual for it to lean one way or the other. I wouldn't worry about either of them, just don't keep the tie down straps tight when not towing.

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Re: Warped Hull
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2018, 11:04:36 AM »
Sounds good. Maybe if I can get my weight down to 90 pounds, I can keep up with Cheri and solve my fuel issue too. Hee Hee
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