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 Post subject: Comp tip cracking
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:54 pm 
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I have searched the forums and have found a lot of useful information on comp tip problems and repair. I have a slightly different question then what has already been discussed.

I just purchased my getaway (and loving life). I have spots on my comp tip that are cracking...horizontally. It appears that the prior owner may have damaged it in the Handling/storage as they do not appear to be stress related ( my assumption given they are horizontal and prior post on the subject).

When I look into the mast thru the crack there appears to be a solid core. Does anyone know if the black outside is just a shell and therefore most of the support is provided for by the core versus the black shell. Is the black shell just a protective covering or does it provide something in the support structure.

Thanks for any and all help.

 Post subject: Re: Comp tip cracking
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:58 am 
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Yes, the outer black material is just cosmetic putty. Some vintages seem more prone to crazing (cracks).

Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
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Hobie Cat USA

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