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Old 06-11-2021, 06:06 AM
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informative thread. Impressed with how knowledgable some of you guys are. Makes me realize I dont know nearly as much as I need to in order to make good purchase decisions. Now im too dam paranoid to buy anything at all. WTF thanks guys lol.

For my own personal education....what manufactures do you guys "think" it could be? Grady White? Pursuit? Ablemarle? Robalo? Contender? Just curious
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Originally Posted by YeahYeah View Post
How does one remedy a "bulge"? I would imagine they would have to take the skin off and reskin it? Is that even a thing?
My first try would be to drill a few small holes, pump in some resin and put it under a vacuum, repair the holes.
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Originally Posted by buckshotgumbo View Post
My first try would be to drill a few small holes, pump in some resin and put it under a vacuum, repair the holes.
Probably would work for a smallish or localized void but with the issue the OP has finding the source of the water intrusion would be paramount.

I hope Boatstuff27 will come back and give us a status update when he has one. These things can take a lot of time and if you hire a lawyer, they will tell you to shut up and stop posting about it on the internet as it may hurt your case in court.
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The fix all depends upon how much time, money, and skill you want to throw at the problem, and access to area.
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Carolina skiff is my guess.

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Originally Posted by bone-a-fide View Post
I don't know where the OP is located, but can you imagine if this was in an area where all that water would freeze in the winter. I agree, the hull is scrap at this point. Not fixable at all.
that's exactly what I was wondering, a de-lamination water got in and the bulge was from the expansion of freezing water.
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Originally Posted by Mutton View Post
Here's your path forward:

Hire a surveyor. If possible, surveyor should not have a prior history for/against the boat manufacturer as an expert witness. Surveyor should be highly skilled in evaluation of hull construction for manufacturing defects. Ideally at least 10 years of experience and posessing a formal engineering education (ME, for example). Should also have all of the appropriate tools, with current calibration certificates - this is critical if you wind up in court, which is likely.

After survey, have the boat wrapped and racked. Do NOT put it back in the water until the manufacturer offers to remedy to your satisfaction. As this is likely going to require replacement of the hull (at minimum) or the complete boat (best outcome), you don't want to do *anything* which puts that at risk.

All correspondence with manufacturer should now be occuring in written form. Keep copies and logs of all incoming and outgoing communication.

If manufacturer offers to replace the hull or boat, have the written offer looked over by legal counsel before accepting, as there might be pitfalls or hidden costs buried in the contract language.

Lastly, accept that a lost boating season, survey, storage and legal fees are sunk costs that you won't recover. Based on your personal calculus, a lawsuit to recover the costs - even if the manufacturer replaces the boat - is likely your only option.
This is the best advice in this thread. Absolutely, DO NOT let the boat go back to the manufacturer without a survey first. Either way, hope the boat builder takes care of the OP.
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Originally Posted by JigStick View Post

For my own personal education....what manufactures do you guys "think" it could be? Grady White? Pursuit? Ablemarle? Robalo? Contender? Just curious
I am betting Carolina Skiff from my experiences

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