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Old 11-06-2009, 10:17 AM
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Trying to find out how many yellowfin owners that are haveing problems with the fiberglass fuel tanks and what year models.
Old 11-06-2009, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by baronman View Post
Trying to find out how many yellowfin owners that are haveing problems with the fiberglass fuel tanks and what year models.
Why? Are you taking a survey? It will be a random case by case basis. Any pre-2009 36, 34 models may have issues with the high content of ethanol recently introduced into fuel recently in the market. The 31s (I believe) always have had aluminum tanks, as well as the 32s. Every boat that comes out of YF post-2009 has aluminum tanks.

The important thing to know is that YF will, for a reasonable price (as this ethanol thing is no fault of YF) repair the fiberglass tanks affected as best as possible considering the realities of doing such a thing.
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Why? Are you taking a survey? It will be a random case by case basis. Any pre-2009 36, 34 models may have issues with the high content of ethanol recently introduced into fuel recently in the market. The 31s (I believe) always have had aluminum tanks, as well as the 32s. Every boat that comes out of YF post-2009 has aluminum tanks.

The important thing to know is that YF will, for a reasonable price (as this ethanol thing is no fault of YF) repair the fiberglass tanks affected as best as possible considering the realities of doing such a thing.
The reason for chking is i purchased a used 2009 34 yellowfin and was told by yellowfin wylee & richard that all 2009 and newer had aluminum tanks (NOT TRUE)SUPRISE,SUPRISE I purchased a used 2009 34 yellowfin and found out it has fiberglass tanks and i am not very happy, EMAILED Wylee and richard and no response.

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Originally Posted by baronman View Post
The reason for chking is i purchased a used 2009 34 yellowfin and was told by yellowfin wylee & richard that all 2009 and newer had aluminum tanks (NOT TRUE)SUPRISE,SUPRISE I purchased a used 2009 34 yellowfin and found out it has fiberglass tanks and i am not very happy, EMAILED Wylee and richard and no response.
Guess that defines being asked if taking a survey, need to pardon the over reactive product supporters. Sounds like you have a last cut off still with old style tanks or maybe it had been a year earlier model never sold then updated to a 09.
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Originally Posted by ali'i kai View Post
Guess that defines being asked if taking a survey, need to pardon the over reactive product supporters. Sounds like you have a last cut off still with old style tanks or maybe it had been a year earlier model never sold then updated to a 09.
The hull is branded as a 2009,The bad part is if Wylee or Richard had told me that there were some 2009 yellowfins with fiberglass tanks out there i would have done some more home work, but every person i have talked to including the factory has told me the same thing all 2009 have aluminum tanks.And the thing that upsets me the most is i talked to richard at yellowfin on the phone and he still can not tell me what kind of tanks and how much fuel capacity.i emailed Richard and Wylee and no response, I always thought yellowfin was a top notch company ?

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Try again, everyone that runs those boats down here has seen them bend over backwards to make customers happy. We all get busy and miss an e-mail once and a while.
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Wow.............................Is this a pimple on a perfect ass?????????

I thought this was the last company left that sold perfect boats.............atleast that what owners have been crowing about on here???????

A manufacturer lying about one of their products???????????????? Impossible!!! Say it isn't so???????????????
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$4500 for new tanks in a 36. P.S. Yellowfin customer service IS great.
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Originally Posted by offshorebri View Post
Wow.............................Is this a pimple on a perfect ass?????????

I thought this was the last company left that sold perfect boats.............atleast that what owners have been crowing about on here???????

A manufacturer lying about one of their products???????????????? Impossible!!! Say it isn't so???????????????
I smell a storm brewing!
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Originally Posted by Tar Heel View Post
$4500 for new tanks in a 36. P.S. Yellowfin customer service IS great.
Is your 36 a 2009 or newer,who wants to cut a 2009 boat apart to replace the fuel tanks,I bought a 2009 to keep from replaceing the tanks.
Old 11-06-2009, 12:28 PM
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I can see a fight brewing between the YF cheerleaders who are deeply offended that anyone, anywhere in the world would be so bold as to post a complaint about this perfect boat.

Opposing this camp will be the 100% hand holding crowd that believes the owner of a boat company should hop on a plane to personally fix any an all problems, no matter if the boat is 30 years old or not, from a burnt out light-bulb to a siezed engine (even if the engine is the repsponsibility of the engine manufacturer).

Get the popcorn ready.
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You wont hear anything now till Monday anyways. Talk to Wylie (spelled like that by the way) when he gets back with you, he will not BS you about anything. I will say coming on a public forum and bashing the companies reputation when you haven't even discussed anything with Wylie yet is not a good way to get on his good side, but go about it any way you want to.
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Fiberglass tanks till 2009. How gauche!

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No, I have a 32YF with aluminum tanks. I think YF has a 4 day week? I would think they will get back to you on Monday if not sooner.
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Originally Posted by TwentyFourSeven View Post
You wont hear anything now till Monday anyways. Talk to Wylie (spelled like that by the way) when he gets back with you, he will not BS you about anything. I will say coming on a public forum and bashing the companies reputation when you haven't even discussed anything with Wylie yet is not a good way to get on his good side, but go about it any way you want to.
I am not bashing just telling the truth.how many emails and messages do you have to leave to get a answer.put yourself in my shoes say you purchased a boat with mercury motors and one day you took off the motor covers and found out you had omc motors ,how would you feel.same thing.i thought excuse me i was TOLD that all 2009 models had aluminum tanks ,that is my point,mine dont.
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ruh roh........


where's the popcorn icon;?
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Originally Posted by TwentyFourSeven View Post
I will say coming on a public forum and bashing the companies reputation when you haven't even discussed anything with Wylie yet is not a good way to get on his good side, but go about it any way you want to.
The way I read it, he has already contacted Wylie and was told that his 2009 boat is supposed to have aluminum tanks but it doesn't.
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The way I read it, he has already contacted Wylie and was told that his 2009 boat is supposed to have aluminum tanks but it doesn't.
Thank you very much someone finally gets the point.
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Originally Posted by baronman View Post
Thank you very much someone finally gets the point.
I would be pissed too spending that kind of $$$ to find out your fuel tanks is crap.
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looking forward to an explanation.....i have a feeling it will be taken care of. At the very least u have multiple yellowfin owners on here, some who value their forum reputation, who will be on your side when it comes to resolving a dispute.

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