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Old 10-24-2018, 06:44 AM
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:49 AM
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:57 AM
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is this gonna be like when AMF bought Harley?..Edit: sorry, thought that brunswick purchasing BW was a recent thing...looks like it happened in 1996
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:58 AM
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Not the first time I have heard of issues with a brand new Whaler. I recall a long thread of a guy dealing with issues on a brand new boat. I think it had to do with the Verados and rigging. Either way, sounds like Whaler doesn't care about the boat once it leaves the factory. At the prices they are charging, that is unacceptable
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:03 AM
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Man, I will be following this thread closely as I am currently in the market for a new 270 Dauntless. I got my 190 Outrage new as well but it came from the dealer inventory and had no issues, I hope Boston Whaler is able to resolve everything to your satisfaction. Keep us posted.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:09 AM
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Keep the pictures coming. Any pics of the gelcoat flaws? That is incredible that a boat left the factory like that
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:19 AM
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While this is very frustrating for You-a brand new boat! I don't see anything that can't be repaired. These types of voids, etc in the gelcoat/glass are typically touched up in what is called the "patch" process in boat building. But this sure should have been addressed before the boat was shipped. Yikes!
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:19 AM
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Looks pretty bad, why so much caulk?
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:20 AM
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wow... incredible. sorry for all of this, that is just hard to understand.
Let's see if they get a word of this thread and make you whole.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:27 AM
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WOW! Shoddy work is an understatement, I don't know if I'd be as calm as you seem to be. Looks like they built this on a Friday after Happy Hour!
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:30 AM
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The flaws are spread all over the boat, its unreal that every step in the manufacturing process was botched. All this can be fixed, hopefully they come through for you.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:30 AM
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what a mess. i would be lawyered up by now. this is supposed to be a top end brand
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:32 AM
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As a competitor, I've always had a lot of respect for Boston Whaler (and still do). I honestly hope this isn't a sign of "things to come" with them. This is way more than "missing a few items" through the QC process. Sorry you have to go through this.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:35 AM
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So Crevalle runs Boston Whaler now?


Craftsmen build quality things, big corporations build things with fancy names, and not so much quality.

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Old 10-24-2018, 07:36 AM
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For 300+ that is totally unacceptable - and those are only the problems you can see. There is no telling what they tried to hide where you can't see.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:37 AM
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When I buy my boat I'm gonna take a cash out refinance of 300k on my 500k house. If I did that and got a product like you're showing for my retirement dream boat, I'ld be livid.....A lot to be said for b uyoing something in stock. You can see the actual boat you're gonna get. Hope you get some satisfaction on this, if not I'ld be doing as busanga suggested.
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Many, most or possibly all those defects should have been corrected by the dealer. Not MarineMax by any chance?

When I bought a small Dauntless before the dealer would make delivery I had to go on a sea trial. After the boat was cleaned up after the trial I had to examine virtually every inch with the salesman I was dealing with. He took care of a couple of pissy little things and only then did I get the keys and was able to hook up and take her home.

The dealer wanted to be sure I was happy before he took my money. That's the way it's supposed to happen.

I'm a little surprised you've vented on THT before getting your Conquest back from the builder.
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Lawyer up now. Do not accept months and months of bandaid repairs. At that price point you want your purchase price back.
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damn wow whaler has certainly went downhill
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:50 AM
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First mistake was buying a BW
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