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Old 07-14-2019, 01:43 AM
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Default Key West Boat MFG On Fire. Lightning Strike

https://www.live5news.com/2019/07/14...ating-company/

Key Wets MFG possibly struck by lightning. Prayers for workers and their families.

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Old 07-14-2019, 04:27 AM
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That's unfortunate especially if they lost a bunch of molds.
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Sad to see that. Hope they get back up and running soon.
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It was Sea Fox owners trying to take the spotlight off of themselves for a while.....
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Local scuttlebutt is that the fire was in a "tooling" building. Hopefully, the damage can be recovered from quickly.
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This is the 263FS line plant. I.e. final assembly and finishing. It’s a separate plant than The Summerville location.

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Default 2020 263 FS fuel tank leak

Pressure test failed with all vents sealed. Leak audible in assess under sliding cooler mount rear of console. Leak did not occur until 63 gallons of fuel in tank on first day launched after picking up at dealer, 20 mins underway. Fuel in Transom and gas fumes in head. We are confident Key West will take care of their new customer.
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Plane2Sea View Post
Pressure test failed with all vents sealed. Leak audible in assess under sliding cooler mount rear of console. Leak did not occur until 63 gallons of fuel in tank on first day launched after picking up at dealer, 20 mins underway. Fuel in Transom and gas fumes in head. We are confident Key West will take care of their new customer.

Not sure why you choose to add your issue to an existing months old thread about a fire at their plant. I'd consider starting a new thread for this specific issue.
IMHO, you should first contact KW directly. If they don't do the right thing, by all means air it your grievance online. - my 2 cents
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As most boaters know, the 9th letter of your HIN number corresponds with month of production.
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Get in touch with Key West. GM's contact info is readily available on the Key West Forum site.
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Geez, read the thread title and remembered the story from a couple months ago and thought... Lightning does strike twice in the same spot??
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"As most boaters know, the 9th letter of your HIN number corresponds with month of production." Um ok, but what does this have to do with anything?
And I'd bet most boaters actually have no idea, not that it matters.
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My brand new Key West 2020 263 FS with twin Yamaha 200s is inoperable due to a major fuel leak in the fuel tank after 30 mins on the water with less than half a tank of fuel and was made in G July 2019, THATS what it has do with it! Luckily our boat did not explode on its maiden voyage. Praying No correlation to the plant incident. Awaiting a call back Key West now after leak confirmation from local dealer. I joined the site to research similar key west issues and found none. I am sure Key West will be on top of this, waiting.
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Originally Posted by Plane2Sea View Post
My brand new Key West 2020 263 FS with twin Yamaha 200s is inoperable due to a major fuel leak in the fuel tank after 30 mins on the water with less than half a tank of fuel and was made in G July 2019, THATS what it has do with it! Luckily our boat did not explode on its maiden voyage. Praying No correlation to the plant incident. Awaiting a call back Key West now after leak confirmation from local dealer. I joined the site to research similar key west issues and found none. I am sure Key West will be on top of this, waiting.
Poster child for "off topic" right here folks.
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Originally Posted by Plane2Sea View Post
My brand new Key West 2020 263 FS with twin Yamaha 200s is inoperable due to a major fuel leak in the fuel tank after 30 mins on the water with less than half a tank of fuel and was made in G July 2019, THATS what it has do with it! Luckily our boat did not explode on its maiden voyage. Praying No correlation to the plant incident. Awaiting a call back Key West now after leak confirmation from local dealer. I joined the site to research similar key west issues and found none. I am sure Key West will be on top of this, waiting.

Key west will handle it, I have had no issues with them fixing my br230 and my 263fs under warranty.

In the future maybe call them instead of resurrecting a dead thread.
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Originally Posted by Plane2Sea View Post
Pressure test failed with all vents sealed. Leak audible in assess under sliding cooler mount rear of console. Leak did not occur until 63 gallons of fuel in tank on first day launched after picking up at dealer, 20 mins underway. Fuel in Transom and gas fumes in head. We are confident Key West will take care of their new customer.
are you new to internet forums?

make a new thread.

did you sea trial? if so, why did you accept a boat with a leaking tank?

are you sure its the tank that is leaking???

how about some details???????

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And a leaking gasoline tank not made by Key West is a Key West problem how?
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And a leaking gasoline tank not made by Key West is a Key West problem how?
Most boat warranties it would be a boat manufacturer problem (if under warranty)
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Hello, Keywest will pay dealer to fix leak if you think he can do a good job and don't want to send it back to factory.
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