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Will nitro eat a hole in a fiberglass hull

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Old 07-19-2012, 03:02 AM
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Default Will nitro eat a hole in a fiberglass hull

Hi, a week ago I sold a ProBoat 36" Shockwave that I bought 5 years ago and kept in it's original box and was never used. The buyer
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that a leak from the fuel tank ate a hole in the fiberglass hull. Is this possible?.......I have had many nitro boats in
my lifetime, some with cheap plastic hulls and never had a problem. What do you guys think?........thanks
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:23 PM
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How could it eat a hole in the hull of a boat that was never used?
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:16 PM
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nitro will soften fiberglass i had a tc 31 that i had to repair because the glass under the fuel tank and engine got soft no hole fuel tank leaked but as stated if when you said never used then the new buyer filled tank and the fuel tank leaked a knowen problem with the proboats
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Default RE: Will nitro eat a hole in a fiberglass hull

Oh, you're the guy! I saw him belly-aching over on RCG about it. Yes, the Shockwave 36's did have a problem with fuel tanks leaking. Due to whatever resin they used let the fuel soften the hull. I'd go after ProBoat but it's a little late now seeing how it's out of production.
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