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Aric'sX15
10-31-2012, 12:11 AM
took the boat out today, noticed the bilge pumps came on a lot.. opened up the center hole and found the kgb tank was leaking?! boat is under warranty, and this will be time number two to go back to the factory if it has to, first time for bubling gel coat..... this is insane for a boat that costs so much?! my 2000 205V held up for 10 years with no problems!
Im about to just make MC buy the boat back.. Lemon law! this will be my fourth and most likely last MC if they dont step up! what should I do?

Aric'sX15
10-31-2012, 01:54 AM
this happen to anyone else?

Nordicron
10-31-2012, 08:35 AM
Did you have over flow bags plumbed in to the KGB?

willyt
10-31-2012, 11:10 AM
FWIW posts like this never have a happy outcome... you should work with your local dealer to fix it

i understand your frustrated and want to vent (heck, i would) but if you want the best possible outcome for yourself the dealer is the best way to go.

Aric'sX15
10-31-2012, 03:29 PM
already talked to dealer. they arent sure if its covered under my extended warranty.

Nordicron
10-31-2012, 03:58 PM
Reason I asked my question about having sac's plumbed in is because I've heard of this happening when a vacuum is created during empty cycles due to the bag collapsing and not allowing the tank to breath. Basically the tanks implode.

tdelong
10-31-2012, 04:08 PM
Keep in mind that these things happen. I understand your frustration completely but this sorta thing doesn't happen with every boat. You were just the lucky one 8p :(. Hopefully your dealer and MC takes care of you and you can return to a happy customer again

JRW160
10-31-2012, 04:36 PM
This happened to a friend of mine's 2007 X2 a few years ago. He was running only stock ballast at the time. The dealership had the floor marked up to cut it and install a new tank. They got lucky and were able to get a plastice welder to fix the crack in the tank through the bilge access hole.

Aric'sX15
11-01-2012, 02:16 AM
Keep in mind that these things happen. I understand your frustration completely but this sorta thing doesn't happen with every boat. You were just the lucky one 8p :(. Hopefully your dealer and MC takes care of you and you can return to a happy customer again

TX MC has the best customer service ive ever dealt with in any business. charlie and jeff are awesome over there! Theyve taken care of me better than i can ask for. Very frustrating as this isn't the normal MC quality I have experienced my entire life.
Also just stressed out because I have a wakeboard tourney in a week and this leaves me up a creek at the moment!

CantRepeat
11-01-2012, 07:00 AM
This happened to a friend of mine's 2007 X2 a few years ago. He was running only stock ballast at the time. The dealership had the floor marked up to cut it and install a new tank. They got lucky and were able to get a plastice welder to fix the crack in the tank through the bilge access hole.

There is no way I would let them cut the floor open in order to replace a tank. Its a pretty poor idea when you think about it. Part of the structural integrity of the entire boat is the flooring. I'd make them split the deck and hull before I'd let them cut it open.

GoneBoatN
11-01-2012, 12:26 PM
There is no way I would let them cut the floor open in order to replace a tank. Its a pretty poor idea when you think about it. Part of the structural integrity of the entire boat is the flooring. I'd make them split the deck and hull before I'd let them cut it open.

IMO, I would not let them do either. I would have them take/cut the tank out and replace with a fat sac. Is there any down side going with a fat sac?

GoneBoatN
11-01-2012, 12:31 PM
already talked to dealer. they arent sure if its covered under my extended warranty.

If it is the FPC and has the "MasterCraft 3Plus3 Marine Engine and Accessory Extended Protection" (brochure name) or "Mastercraft Package" (written name on contract), yes it does. It is explicitly written in under Ballast and Variable Trim System - "Ballast Tank".

JRW160
11-01-2012, 12:45 PM
IMO, I would not let them do either. I would have them take/cut the tank out and replace with a fat sac. Is there any down side going with a fat sac?
I don't think there is any way to get the tank out without splitting the deck or cutting the floor. IIRC, the round bilge access hole is pretty much the ony access to that area.

Aric'sX15
11-01-2012, 12:49 PM
If it is the FPC and has the "MasterCraft 3Plus3 Marine Engine and Accessory Extended Protection" (brochure name) or "Mastercraft Package" (written name on contract), yes it does. It is explicitly written in under Ballast and Variable Trim System - "Ballast Tank".

well thats a relief. i do have the FPC. thanks for the info!

GoneBoatN
11-02-2012, 10:29 PM
I don't think there is any way to get the tank out without splitting the deck or cutting the floor. IIRC, the round bilge access hole is pretty much the ony access to that area.

I was think of cut it out. As in pieces. Then replace with a fat sac. Easy. Done. Not much to screw up.

JRW160
11-02-2012, 11:32 PM
I was think of cut it out. As in pieces. Then replace with a fat sac. Easy. Done. Not much to screw up.
That tank is pretty big. I don't see how you could get in there to cut it through the bilge access.

GoneBoatN
11-02-2012, 11:51 PM
In the X-15, the ski locker door is directly over the KGB tank and is held in place with 4 screws. Plenty of access to be able to cut the tank out but not enough to remove in one piece.

JRW160
11-02-2012, 11:54 PM
I forgot we were talking about the x-15. I was thinking of the x-2.

Latin Flyer
11-03-2012, 02:04 AM
FWIW posts like this never have a happy outcome... you should work with your local dealer to fix it

i understand your frustrated and want to vent (heck, i would) but if you want the best possible outcome for yourself the dealer is the best way to go.

Agree!

GoneBoatN
11-03-2012, 01:37 PM
I forgot we were talking about the x-15. I was thinking of the x-2.

Yep, I think he has an easy way out, and a hard way out. I know what I would do.

GoneBoatN
11-18-2012, 03:35 PM
Did you get a resolution to this problem? How did they fix?

Curious minds want to know!

Aric'sX15
11-18-2012, 08:07 PM
well my dealer took care of it! the boat is there now, and theyre sending it to a local gel coat repair place that they use who has the proper tools. Nothing but good things to say about jeff at texas mastercraft!!