Something loose in my ski

8 months 2 weeks ago #35852 by ph.nilsson
Hi all,

So, I recently dropped the rear end of my carbonology vault about 30cm (1 foot) onto asphalt. The rudder took some of the hit, but mostly it landed sort of on its side.

After this, I noticed a rattling as if there is something like a small piece of plastic loose in the aft part of the hull. This rattling is noticeable if I for instance turn the boat upside down and back again.

I have paddled the ski since, and everything seems to be working just fine. Also, there are no soft spots or marks on the hull.

Nevertheless, im a little worried about what this loose piece might be and if I should do anything about it?

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8 months 2 weeks ago #35856 by robin.mousley
It's most likely to be a small piece of glue from the central rib that runs down the length of the boat. 

It's unlikely that the rib has actually come loose, if it had, you'd be able to hear/feel a big lump moving inside the hull.

I wouldn't be too worried about it.  I had a boat for years that had a rattle in the nose. 

And there's nothing you can do about it except make a large hole in the deck to see inside the hull and I wouldn't advise that!

You've already checked for soft spots - given that you didn't find any, I'd say, "keep calm and paddle on!"


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8 months 2 weeks ago #35859 by waverider
Replied by waverider on topic Something loose in my ski
Can you shake it down to the nose, flip the ski and slide it towards the drain plug and stick your finger in to get it out, even remove whole drain plug assembly to give more room. I had a bit come loose from around the rudder tube connection. Which I had repaired but a bit of debris was left behind that I had to get out

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