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X_Star05
08-30-2005, 12:51 AM
I do not know where to begin :( ... I have a 2005 x-star (the one with the paint job on it) and have some MAJOR concerns. I picked this boat up early July and have 61 hours on the boat. Well, about a week ago I was looking over the boat and realized at the bow of the boat right by the ladder there were some spider cracks starting to show. At first I didn’t think it was a big deal, and when I first noticed it, it was when my boat was at my dealer. I showed my dealer, and he said he has never seen this before, but it can easily be fixed and it under warrantee. So a week goes by, and I was using the boat and as I was cleaning the boat I started realizing that there were more spider cracks. These new spider cracks were MUCH worse then the other ones. These spider cracks were starting at in the bow of the boat, right where the cushions turn in the corner. I have not hit anything, and this boat has been babied ever since I have owned it!!! I tried sticking my hand in the hole where the ladder is to feel the other side where the spider cracks are, and THINK I feel a crack on the other side. My dealer knows about this, and I have tired calling MasterCraft about this issue too. MasterCraft said they r waiting for pictures from my dealer to analyze my situation. SO FAR MasterCraft has been good, and told me that they are going to stand by there product :)

I wanted to get ur :twocents: and hear what you guys think… I also have some spider cracks (little ones) in other places in the boat.

My dealer and MasterCraft both said they have not heard about this happening before… this is a BRAND NEW BOAT and not to sound arrogant but after paying over 100 grand for a 22foot 3inch boat I think it should be PERFECT!!! I am very worried about this problem, and I cannot see what part of the hull looks like because I have 18 layers of paint on top of it….

What if my hull has cracks in it:huh:

erkoehler
08-30-2005, 12:57 AM
Sounds like you dealer is taking care of you and you shouldn't worry at this point.



Now, to my fellow board members.....don't get irrational, there is no need to create a problem here. Keep this thread nice and no MC bashing. :noface:

X_Star05
08-30-2005, 12:59 AM
no problem??? all these spider cracks(or worse then spider cracks) with only 61 hours on the boat???

erkoehler
08-30-2005, 01:01 AM
no problem??? all these spider cracks(or worse then spider cracks) with only 61 hours on the boat???


who said there was no problem :confused:

X_Star05
08-30-2005, 01:03 AM
sorry.. its late here and have a lot on my mind... no one said there was a "no problem":noface:

PendO
08-30-2005, 01:04 AM
Your warranty will cover any fiberglass repairs described. We had to have some spider cracks repaird in our 04 X-Star on the walk thru to the bow (appx 200 hrs first summer), and some gel coat repair on the underside of the hull, and the stock stainless steel prop cracked (which might have caused some of the gel coat issues underneath due to vibration).

Our dealer did the same as yours, took pictures, sent them in, and fixed it all under warranty during the winter - you wil not be able to tell where they were after the work is done.

I'm sure someone else can explain why the spiderwebbing/craking seems to occur during the first season, but I just wanted to give you peace of mind that it has happened before and M/C and the Dealer fixed everything.

Other than the aforementioned problem, how has it been running, I remember you were having some issues getting the LQ9 to perform like you thoght it should, was that resolved?

Casey


I do not know where to begin :( ... I have a 2005 x-star (the one with the paint job on it) and have some MAJOR concerns. I picked this boat up early July and have 61 hours on the boat. Well, about a week ago I was looking over the boat and realized at the bow of the boat right by the ladder there were some spider cracks starting to show. At first I didn’t think it was a big deal, and when I first noticed it, it was when my boat was at my dealer. I showed my dealer, and he said he has never seen this before, but it can easily be fixed and it under warrantee. So a week goes by, and I was using the boat and as I was cleaning the boat I started realizing that there were more spider cracks. These new spider cracks were MUCH worse then the other ones. These spider cracks were starting at in the bow of the boat, right where the cushions turn in the corner. I have not hit anything, and this boat has been babied ever since I have owned it!!! I tried sticking my hand in the hole where the ladder is to feel the other side where the spider cracks are, and THINK I feel a crack on the other side. My dealer knows about this, and I have tired calling MasterCraft about this issue too. MasterCraft said they r waiting for pictures from my dealer to analyze my situation. SO FAR MasterCraft has been good, and told me that they are going to stand by there product :)

I wanted to get ur :twocents: and hear what you guys think… I also have some spider cracks (little ones) in other places in the boat.

My dealer and MasterCraft both said they have not heard about this happening before… this is a BRAND NEW BOAT and not to sound arrogant but after paying over 100 grand for a 22foot 3inch boat I think it should be PERFECT!!! I am very worried about this problem, and I cannot see what part of the hull looks like because I have 18 layers of paint on top of it….

What if my hull has cracks in it:huh:

east tx skier
08-30-2005, 10:46 AM
I'm sorry to hear of your troubles.

I have heard or a few rare instances of this through this board. What Casey said sounds about right. Just work closely with your dealer and get that camera going.

rlwiley
08-30-2005, 10:04 PM
How do you go out and buy a boat for over 100k that has a base MSRP of $65,340.00
and then with every option it only totals around $95,000.00. You do know that the MSRP prices are very neg.
But beside from the fact that you overpaid, let your dealer do the work before you call the factory.

Mag_Red
08-30-2005, 10:11 PM
How do you go out and buy a boat for over 100k that has a base MSRP of $65,340.00
and then with every option it only totals around $95,000.00. You do know that the MSRP prices are very neg.
But beside from the fact that you overpaid, let your dealer do the work before you call the factory.When you see the paint job on this bad boy you might understand. Sorry about your problems.....just keep a cool head and give em some time to remedy the problem. How about posting some pics of your boat???

PendO
08-30-2005, 10:18 PM
How do you go out and buy a boat for over 100k that has a base MSRP of $65,340.00
and then with every option it only totals around $95,000.00. You do know that the MSRP prices are very neg.
But beside from the fact that you overpaid, let your dealer do the work before you call the factory.


Don't forget the governor's 8.1% in our state;) And the trailer, but yes, that would be a hefty price - regardless - I think he just wanted some assurance from other owners who could tell him of the positive experience with warranty work.

Mag - I love your avatar!

X_Star05
08-30-2005, 11:54 PM
thanks everyone!

Just to fill everyone in... I have been in contact with both my dealer and MasterCraft and so far everyone has been extremely helpful. MasterCraft is waiting to receive pictures of my boat so they can review the problem and figure out the appropriate way to deal with my issue. Mastercract has been in contact with me everyday so far, just to check in and let me know what they are doing about my problem. I have spoken with some people, and as of right now the consensus it that it’s not that odd to get stress cracks, but were the stress cracks are accruing is what is concerning some people. I am also getting some little spider cracks right by my cup holders next to the driver seat….

we will see what happens

sand2snow22
08-31-2005, 12:11 AM
We have some spider cracks in the gel coat near one of the pop up cleats. Dealer simply stated they will take care of it this winter when they have more time. I guess someone at the factory overtightened something. Hopefully this happened to you as well, and hopefully it is only in the gel coat. We also had a heat mark on the left side of the boat which has already been fixed. Couldn't be happier with our dealer and with MC.

bigmac
08-31-2005, 12:12 AM
I do not know where to begin :( ... I have a 2005 x-star (the one with the paint job on it) and have some MAJOR concerns. I picked this boat up early July and have 61 hours on the boat. Well, about a week ago I was looking over the boat and realized at the bow of the boat right by the ladder there were some spider cracks starting to show. At first I didn’t think it was a big deal, and when I first noticed it, it was when my boat was at my dealer. I showed my dealer, and he said he has never seen this before, but it can easily be fixed and it under warrantee. So a week goes by, and I was using the boat and as I was cleaning the boat I started realizing that there were more spider cracks. These new spider cracks were MUCH worse then the other ones. These spider cracks were starting at in the bow of the boat, right where the cushions turn in the corner. I have not hit anything, and this boat has been babied ever since I have owned it!!! I tried sticking my hand in the hole where the ladder is to feel the other side where the spider cracks are, and THINK I feel a crack on the other side. My dealer knows about this, and I have tired calling MasterCraft about this issue too. MasterCraft said they r waiting for pictures from my dealer to analyze my situation. SO FAR MasterCraft has been good, and told me that they are going to stand by there product :)

I wanted to get ur :twocents: and hear what you guys think… I also have some spider cracks (little ones) in other places in the boat.

My dealer and MasterCraft both said they have not heard about this happening before… this is a BRAND NEW BOAT and not to sound arrogant but after paying over 100 grand for a 22foot 3inch boat I think it should be PERFECT!!! I am very worried about this problem, and I cannot see what part of the hull looks like because I have 18 layers of paint on top of it….

What if my hull has cracks in it:huh:


I've heard of a few MC's with gelcoat cracking, both from my dealer and here on TMC. In every single case I've seen related, the dealer and/or MC have stepped up and taken care of the problem. My dealer related an issue they had with this - cracking around the rear lower hull. MasterCraft actually re-hulled the boat under warranty and did so with minimal hassle to the owner.

Don't worry, you'll be taken care of.

edit: Post some pictures of your boat. I gotta see what a $100K MasterCraft looks like...

X_Star05
08-31-2005, 12:20 AM
i would love to post pictures, but how do i post them... everytime i try it says the file is tooo large...

bigmac
08-31-2005, 12:29 AM
i would love to post pictures, but how do i post them... everytime i try it says the file is tooo large...

Resize the image in Photoshop or Irfanview (free). Set the resolution to 72 dpi, size to about 6-8 inches wide, and save it as a jpeg compressed as much as it takes to get under the limit. Append it as an attachment to a post using the "manage attachments" button at the bottom of new post editing page. Alternatively, save it to any web space you have and link to it using the image button in the editing window.

X_Star05
08-31-2005, 12:35 AM
here is a good pic of my "baby"

PendO
08-31-2005, 01:32 AM
Tight' paint job man! Never seen one like that.

peason
08-31-2005, 11:04 AM
x Star05 - look up some previously posted threads under gel coat. There was an article in one of the Star magazine issues that spoke of a customer trading in his "new" MC due to cracks in the gel coat. I myself had my 2002-209 repaired in the off season - only to have it go back to the factory the following year to have the hull replaced - since the "repair' was not done correctly. I was very pleased with Master Craft and my dealer - Midwest MasterCraft stepping up to the plate and taking care of problems. I do not know what your specific problem is - but it is best to work through your dealer.