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Old 03-03-2020, 04:24 PM
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So I have a detached stringer on my pathfinder 2300. and recieved a quote to replace both stringers for about 14k which included rig an de rig and cutting the deck out to get to the stringers. Does that seem about right or whatís the going price for sometging like this.
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cutting up the deck and replacing it plus paint/gel coat. that isn't. a cheap job! feel like 14k is high but I am not really in that market
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1 What did you hit to do this? Pathfinder is a reliable brand. If you did not hit something, then ask them. Hull warranty?
2 To answer your question, that price seems high. Do you know the shop and people doing the work?
3 Good reputable shops are well worth the money to get it done right. And, do they guarantee it?

I am not a fiberglass guy, but I had a broken stringer once....they did not take the top/deck off the boat to do the repair. It was never fixed correctly.....in my opinion.
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According to my insurance company I didnít hit anything and itís a reputable shops,, and pathfinder told me Iím out of warranty
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Originally Posted by Blueline93 View Post
So I have a detached stringer on my pathfinder 2300. and recieved a quote to replace both stringers for about 14k which included rig an de rig and cutting the deck out to get to the stringers. Does that seem about right or whatís the going price for sometging like this.
Don’t know your market but you could probably get that work done in Louisiana for about $7000.
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I’m also surprised at broken stringers in a PF. How did you determine they had failed?
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Thereís a 3ftx1ft section on the bottom of my hull thatís a soft spot along with the stress cracks that are running along the bottom of my hull and right above rub rail.
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Donít know your market but you could probably get that work done in Louisiana for about $7000.
Iím in central Florida maybe Iíll take it to get a second opinion
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Originally Posted by Tiger51 View Post
Donít know your market but you could probably get that work done in Louisiana for about $7000.
Iím in central Florida maybe Iíll take it to get a second opinion
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post pics, sounds like you got a lemon
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Ask ins to total hull and buy another hull . May be better option than what you may end up with. Will insurance cover boat after repair.
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Pathfinders are really well built boats. How would this even happen without hitting something? I'm not saying you did anything wrong OP, just trying to wrap my head around how this happened.
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Did you ask about having Pathfinder do the repair?
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I would not use a local fiberglass shop to repair a stringer issue on a Pathfinder.

I suggest you contact Pathfinder and return the boat to the factory. They know exactly where the stringers are and they have the ability to make factory parts for your repair.

I suspect their repair department is busy, but your boat will not have a anniversary during the repair.
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Having a 19' downeast style boat done by a pro shop on Maine now. New fiberglass grid (he has molds already for this Hull), coosa transom, coosa deck, new non skid finish $7500. Now this is a workboat finish and he had the molds like I said for the grid. That being said, he's not taking any more repairs for the summer as he has orders for new boats starting.
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Originally Posted by Blueline93 View Post
According to my insurance company I didnít hit anything and itís a reputable shops,, and pathfinder told me Iím out of warranty so thatís that.
Not being a smartazz at all, but that's an odd response. Are you aware that you hit something, but your insurance provider is refusing your claim?
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There are a lot of Pathfinders that have had stringer problems. Some Pathfinder models are almost a lock for stringer failure. Just google pathfinder stringer problems. $14k does seem a little high. But honestly it is a lot of work and I do not see getting it done for less than $10k in most coastal states.
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How long does their hull warranty last and what year boat is this?
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Stringer problems are not uncommon across brands. Since you are in Central Florida take it to Young Boats in Inglis. They are about the best there is.
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Originally Posted by Judd View Post
Not being a smartazz at all, but that's an odd response. Are you aware that you hit something, but your insurance provider is refusing your claim?
If he did not hit anything there is no claim since insurance does not pay for defects in workmanship. Read your policy.

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