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Old 02-28-2012, 01:25 PM
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Default Has anyone else had problems with Twin Vee?

The boat is poorly made and the customer service is even worse. We bought a brand new 22' Twin Vee Bay Cat. First new boat I've ever bought, and it is the worst boat I've ever bought. The transom was hollow; somehow they forgot to fill it at the factory, and it flexed so badly that it cracked the cap where it attaches to the transom. The builder acted as though the hollow transom was intentional, but once I sent him pictures he decided the boat needed to go back to the factory to be repaired. It took 3 weeks, came back filthy (after they told me it would be detailed and waxed) and had new cracks right above where they had done the repairs.
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Did you document any of this with pictures?
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The boat is poorly made and the customer service is even worse. We bought a brand new 22' Twin Vee Bay Cat. First new boat I've ever bought, and it is the worst boat I've ever bought. The transom was hollow; somehow they forgot to fill it at the factory, and it flexed so badly that it cracked the cap where it attaches to the transom. The builder acted as though the hollow transom was intentional, but once I sent him pictures he decided the boat needed to go back to the factory to be repaired. It took 3 weeks, came back filthy (after they told me it would be detailed and waxed) and had new cracks right above where they had done the repairs.
a simple search on twin vee will give you days worth of reading material on their quality.


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Old 02-28-2012, 02:13 PM
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the transom cracking is a common problem my dive club has 3 of theses boats and now mine makes 4
they are great dive platforms and trailer great
why because they are lightweight and thinly constructed
the transom seam has 2 layers of tape

if your gonna run them hard in the ocean you gotta beef up the transom
just had mine done 5 layers on the outside 2 in the boxes than a 1/4 inch aluminum L bracket for the motor mounts
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Absolutely! Can I post them on this forum?
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The transom cracked with .3 hrs on it. I have to believe that it should last longer than 20 minutes.
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Absolutely! Can I post them on this forum?
Post away..Had my time with TV a while ago too. Worst company I have ever dealt with. Its a shame because the boats could be very good if they didn't build them like crap.
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Absolutely! Can I post them on this forum?
You are a new poster who obviously came to this website to bitch as you apparently did not know that problems with TV's similar to yours have been extensively documented on this and other boat related websites for years. So if it will make you feel better to post your pictures, then do so if that will make you feel better, and you might even get a few "atta boys."

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I too had a Twin Vee , great riding boat. Its a shame it was such a piece of s... sold it after 2 yrs and moved on . Just google Twin Vee and problems. What year is your boat ? Mine was a 07 and there was a hole lot of finger pointing going on .
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POS gives it too much due. Never could understand how someone could look at the piss poor gel coat work and go further. Rod holders are glued or screwed to the sides. There are no hand holds so you can move around safely. If you are really bummed and want to end it all stick your wrist under the gunnels and you will bleed to death.

Absolutely unacceptable for anywhere tougher than Fla inland waters.
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I had a 19ft and a 26ft, both 03's....not a minute's problem with either one of them and I ran the 19 to Bimini from Ft Lauderdale and the 26 60+ mi out on a regular basis...no cracks, drips or saturated foam....sorry to hear of your issues...hope you get it resolved as they are great riding hulls and easily powered with less hp....
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The seatow guys sure dont have any problems. theyve had them for as long as i can remember and got two more this past summer...
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Yeah Sea Tow here in Pensacola uses them all the time. They have a few 26s and a 36 and they have thousands of hours.
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You are a new poster who obviously came to this website to bitch as you apparently did not know that problems with TV's similar to yours have been extensively documented on this and other boat related websites for years. So if it will make you feel better to post your pictures, then do so if that will make you feel better, and you might even get a few "atta boys."
you're a dick as much as twin vee's are pieces of crap (i've owned 2 so i know). how's that for an "atta boy"
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I used a 26' TV for month, a very basic boat, loved the ride. No problems and ran it hard. They must have a problem with quality control though. Cracked and hollow transom? How is it possible for boats to be built and miss something like that?
It happens to other builders as well. I saw two guys at the boat ramp once shift their boat on the trailer by lifting at the bow rub rail and the cap came off! It was very eye opening let me tell you, to see one Florida's top boats fall apart like that. Luckily it didn't happen 3-4 miles off the beach while cobia fishing.
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you're a dick as much as twin vee's are pieces of crap (i've owned 2 so i know). how's that for an "atta boy"
Woooweee - struck a nerve. Yea, atta boy to you as I didn't think anyone was dumb enough to buy 2 twin vee's.

Maybe if you had spent a little more time on this website over the past 6-8 years you would have seen the dozens of complaints from twin vee owners regarding the sub-standard workmanship on their boats. And had o2adventures done the same he would likely have avoided the mess (and expense) he is experiencing now.
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I had no problems what so ever last year with my Twin Vee.
Oh wait, I sold the boat two years ago.
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Had a friend who owned one and used to work for them. He always refered to his boat as a piece of S..it.
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and so the adventure begins with some 9000 post blowhard who's king of his own dingy. i owned those two boats further back then the 6-8 years u refer to for due diligence. being somewhat local to where they're built i first had a 22 then a 26 and back then they were new to the scene and priced right for the ride. i never mentioned how long i owned them for. gotta love the holier than god 9000 post rhetoric

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Woooweee - struck a nerve. Yea, atta boy to you as I didn't think anyone was dumb enough to buy 2 twin vee's.

Maybe if you had spent a little more time on this website over the past 6-8 years you would have seen the dozens of complaints from twin vee owners regarding the sub-standard workmanship on their boats. And had o2adventures done the same he would likely have avoided the mess (and expense) he is experiencing now.
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