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11-23-2018, 07:53 PM
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Posted By propbender24

Thank you guys, she reached speeds up to the low...

Thank you guys, she reached speeds up to the low 60s.
10-15-2018, 07:43 PM
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Posted By propbender24

[img]blob:https://www.thehulltruth.com/950c1919-db...

[img]blob:https://www.thehulltruth.com/950c1919-db0d-4719-a4be-26e5beea51e5 (https://www.thehulltruth.com/950c1919-db0d-4719-a4be-26e5beea51e5look) look at number 18 on your motor and see if it is...
08-14-2018, 01:27 PM
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Posted By propbender24

2019 34 Fountain aerial video doing what she does best

Buddy of mine happened to be in the area with a helicopter while we were running offshore in this new 2019 34 Fountain. thanks for watching!
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08-10-2018, 03:01 PM
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Posted By propbender24

It is not uncommon to cruise North of 50 mph in...

It is not uncommon to cruise North of 50 mph in the Gulf on a nice day. We made a 561 mile round trip on a single day tournament(20 hours) recently in the 40 Invincible Cat. Conditions allowed for a...
05-27-2018, 07:25 AM
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Posted By propbender24

It is my understanding that an effort in that...

It is my understanding that an effort in that manner was attempted by Crevalle
05-27-2018, 07:18 AM
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Posted By propbender24

For the record and knowing all sides of the story...

For the record and knowing all sides of the story I am not aware of a manufacturer that would fulfill such a request as giving the customer a totally different boat and cash. For example, I have a...
05-27-2018, 07:09 AM
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Posted By propbender24

​​​​​ The OP didn't understand it at first, but...

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The OP didn't understand it at first, but his request through Crevalle wasn't feasible. He and I spoke in depth last Saturday and I think he understands now why it is isn't feasible due to...
05-27-2018, 06:42 AM
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Posted By propbender24

For the record, Crevalle hasn't requested me...

For the record,

Crevalle hasn't requested me to post anything. My post have nothing to do with finances. However, many of the folks at Crevalle and the customers we have sold Crevalles to over the...
05-26-2018, 09:26 AM
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Posted By propbender24

Glad to hear that. As you know I am a dealer and...

Glad to hear that. As you know I am a dealer and Crevalle has put together a dealer directive in house going over all details that have transpired. There is a lot of hearsay going on social media,...
05-26-2018, 08:15 AM
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Posted By propbender24

This is not my argument, just stating some of the...

This is not my argument, just stating some of the facts on data that is being compiled. The long and deep gouge to the back of the power pole may be worth considering for reference to your question. ...
05-26-2018, 06:48 AM
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Posted By propbender24

Like we discussed on the phone the dealer is your...

Like we discussed on the phone the dealer is your representative and they are the ones who sold you the boat. Crevalle was paid dealer net for the boat, not the retail price you paid. I recommend you...
05-26-2018, 06:10 AM
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Posted By propbender24

I will not argue and agree that at a scratch...

I will not argue and agree that at a scratch shouldn't cause a transom failure, however this information contradicts what has been posted originally. I am also not insinuating; I am stating the...
05-25-2018, 08:20 PM
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Posted By propbender24

​​​​​​Would you mind posting a pic of the back of...

​​​​​​Would you mind posting a pic of the back of the boat including the power poles, lower unit, prop shaft, or back of anti ventilation plate?

A report has been compiled and here are some...
05-24-2018, 07:47 AM
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Posted By propbender24

To answer your question; Just about every...

To answer your question; Just about every manufacturer out there these days is sandwiching high density foam core in their transoms. They are either using wood, a bunch of solid glass, or high...
05-24-2018, 06:24 AM
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Posted By propbender24

A new hull is a new hull in my opinion. I don't...

A new hull is a new hull in my opinion. I don't see a grey area. Crevalle posted in the letter that if the deck had any issues they would replace it. For reference we sold a Grady White 30 Marlin...
05-23-2018, 05:35 AM
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Posted By propbender24

I posted the lam schedule and it is not a...

I posted the lam schedule and it is not a design/engineering flaw that caused the failure. It is an isolated incident in which crevalle has stepped up to the plate and offered the guy a new hull.
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05-23-2018, 05:31 AM
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Posted By propbender24

300 is plenty of power for the 26 Crevalle,...

300 is plenty of power for the 26 Crevalle, however the numbers I posted are for a fully optioned 26 with a tower.
05-22-2018, 03:02 PM
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Posted By propbender24

I have had the pleasure of dealing with many...

I have had the pleasure of dealing with many different manufacturers, and I honestly do not see how Crevalle originally did not do everything in their power to rectify this situation in a timely...
05-22-2018, 02:31 PM
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Posted By propbender24

The special edition and regular 26 open have the...

The special edition and regular 26 open have the same lamination schedule. Crevalle has added some internal gussets to the transom for added reinforcement when a 400R or 350 suzuki are rigged (both...
05-22-2018, 02:07 PM
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Posted By propbender24

Thank you Sultany, you are correct and you guys...

Thank you Sultany, you are correct and you guys are fast as I had been updating the post to reflect a more accurate description of what I see in the pictures. It was not coming out as intended. My...
05-22-2018, 01:42 PM
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Posted By propbender24

I honestly do not know, strengths will vary b/c...

I honestly do not know, strengths will vary b/c they sell each in different weights, densities, and thicknesses.
05-22-2018, 01:29 PM
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Posted By propbender24

That is 2" of structural foam core (it is a high...

That is 2" of structural foam core (it is a high density foam), Coosa is also a manufacturer of high density foam core.
I never really had time to inspect on a big screen, but looking back at those...
05-21-2018, 05:59 PM
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Posted By propbender24

the pic of the motor posted is a little...

the pic of the motor posted is a little deceiving. The engine and deck didnt drop, just pulled away from the cap what appears to be 1.5 inches in my opinion, maybe causing it to sit 1" deeper in the...
05-20-2018, 09:49 AM
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Posted By propbender24

Not an excuse, just my opinion of what may have...

Not an excuse, just my opinion of what may have likely happened. We have mounted power poles brackets on jack plates on many transoms over the years. And yes, they get loose, even just trailering...
05-20-2018, 06:10 AM
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Posted By propbender24

I believe there may be some misunderstanding in...

I believe there may be some misunderstanding in this thread. It is my understanding that Crevalle had offered to replace the hull on this boat already. The Original poster was requesting a boat with...
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