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Old 04-22-2018, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by willjal View Post
Water in the sponson. I think I’ll hold off on naming the dealer for now. I am hoping that they will respond and I don’t have to name them. But I am doubtful at this point. Both the dealer and the factory have made major mistakes which I understand. But neither of them have made up for their mistakes. I’m sure they are tired of me, but I’m tired of having problems with my boat as well.......
I also had tons of water in the sponsons on my earlier hull. The brass thru-hull drains in the fish box were split (cracked during installation) and not sealed properly. I would more than fill 5 gallon buckets up with water drained from each sponson every trip.

It is easy to check. Crawl under and take off the scupper. Add 4200 and see if that stops it. Good luck. I’ve walked in your shoes.
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Old 04-22-2018, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Steve Barnes View Post
Ok here is the scoop. The 26 was totally revamped about 6 months ago. Hull was raised at the waterline to eliminate problem of scuppers below waterline with full load. This also raised the tunnel to help out with tunnel slap and sneeze. Bow was also raised. Also lots of cosmetic upgrades. The new owners of Twin Vee are totally committed to improving the brand. I have the President of Twin Vee on speed dial if anyone has any questions about the 26 or 31. I also have a few pics of the new 26 posted here https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...51754814868194
What can you tell us about the new 23? Will the 22 go away?

And what about the new 42?
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Old 04-22-2018, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by capt.gene View Post


if you do not have rear vertical support going behind the helm seat it is going to break welds. And it might do so even with the support. Ours has a broken weld after being repaired.Again.
Hull flex?
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:54 AM
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I had the rear supports added before ever running the boat and the weld broke anyway. These cats are made to run in chop so inherently they are going to be used in rougher conditions. I don't expect things not to break down over time. I DO expect the sponsons to be sealed to the deck properly and not have water infiltrate the foam and water log the boat. That is the issue with mine. Basically a brand new boat that lists starboard and has from the very beginning because the sponson has taken on water. Twin Vee will has not been willing to address the issue and the boat is still under warranty. They have stopped responding to my emails. Same old, same old i guess.....
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Old 04-23-2018, 05:10 AM
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Originally Posted by willjal View Post
I had the rear supports added before ever running the boat and the weld broke anyway. These cats are made to run in chop so inherently they are going to be used in rougher conditions. I don't expect things not to break down over time. I DO expect the sponsons to be sealed to the deck properly and not have water infiltrate the foam and water log the boat. That is the issue with mine. Basically a brand new boat that lists starboard and has from the very beginning because the sponson has taken on water. Twin Vee will has not been willing to address the issue and the boat is still under warranty. They have stopped responding to my emails. Same old, same old i guess.....
So, where did your hull allow water to enter and cause the list? Have you weighed your rig? How much heavier is it now from new?
so I am guessing yours was built before current “ownership” and that is their excuse to dodge warranty coverage?
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Old 04-23-2018, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by capt.gene View Post


So, where did your hull allow water to enter and cause the list? Have you weighed your rig? How much heavier is it now from new?
so I am guessing yours was built before current “ownership” and that is their excuse to dodge warranty coverage?
When the boat went back to the factory, they said they found several locations where the T-top(installed originally by Twin Vee) was not sealed to the deck properly. Areas large enough "to stick a credit card into". Their words, not mine. They also replaced all the plumbing to the live well because they found a fitting that was cracked. They then drilled and installed garboard drains in the very bottom of each sponson to release water that I'm assuming would not come out of the drains that were designed to drain the sponson. "Around 20 gallons" came out when they drilled into the sponson. Im not sure of the anatomy of the sponsons but i would guess that there are different compartments for gas tanks, etc. I have not weighed it, but it lists starboard 2" or more measured from the waterline. To balance the boat, i have to ballast it with more than 150 lbs of weight on the port side. I have never gotten water out of the port side for what its worth. There is no equipment installed out of the centerline of the boat that would cause this. They have not given me an excuse. Just sent it back after doing the things above and when I told them that it was still listing starboard like it was before i sent it to them, they have not responded since. Thats been over a month ago.......
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:26 AM
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I have a 2018 31 Go Fish and the boat is a beast. I have had a couple warranty needs, but TwinVee has handled them fully. The dealer I purchased through has been extremely responsive and assisted every step of the way. (Marc at Wefing's Marine) The boat out performs my expectations by far. The redesign with the higher front end and scuppers above the water line fixed the only 2 complaints I had about my previous 2006 26ft Twin Vee. I really like my boat and wasn't willing to pay an additional 50k for a 31 Prowler............. I advise buying through Marc at Wefings if you are going to get a Twin Vee! He is very involved with them and is at the factory a couple times a month.
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Old 04-27-2018, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by willjal View Post
When the boat went back to the factory, they said they found several locations where the T-top(installed originally by Twin Vee) was not sealed to the deck properly. Areas large enough "to stick a credit card into". Their words, not mine. They also replaced all the plumbing to the live well because they found a fitting that was cracked. They then drilled and installed garboard drains in the very bottom of each sponson to release water that I'm assuming would not come out of the drains that were designed to drain the sponson. "Around 20 gallons" came out when they drilled into the sponson. Im not sure of the anatomy of the sponsons but i would guess that there are different compartments for gas tanks, etc. I have not weighed it, but it lists starboard 2" or more measured from the waterline. To balance the boat, i have to ballast it with more than 150 lbs of weight on the port side. I have never gotten water out of the port side for what its worth. There is no equipment installed out of the centerline of the boat that would cause this. They have not given me an excuse. Just sent it back after doing the things above and when I told them that it was still listing starboard like it was before i sent it to them, they have not responded since. Thats been over a month ago.......

following along.....still considering twin vee, would love to see the resolution to this.
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