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Old 07-11-2014, 10:41 AM
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Did the factory split it or did the dealer? Wondering who has the ability to do it right. Removing the engine was even mentioned. Might be carpet installer but the crack appears to be where the top of the tank connects to the sidewall. Luckily I did buy a 5 yr extended warranty through the dealer.
Regardless of why it happened, why are they denying a warranty claim for something 13 months into a 5 year warranty?
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:42 AM
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Regardless of why it happened, why are they denying a warranty claim for something 13 months into a 5 year warranty?
I second that Especially with a documented history so far here of at least 3 on this site alone.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:14 PM
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The dealer warranty will cover it. And the dealer did it through one of their gelcoat vendors
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:38 PM
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I second that Especially with a documented history so far here of at least 3 on this site alone.
MC is saying the warranty is only 12 months - this is coming from the dealer. I thought the 5 yr complete warranty started with the 2014 models. I'm new to team talk and didn't realize there might be a problem with these tanks. We've owned a couple I/O boats but this is the first inboard so the tank thing is new to us. Is the dealer warranty different from the MC warranty? Thx
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:09 PM
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I thought the minimum warranty was 3 years then you could buy an extended for another 3 yrs. My 2012 is that way.
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:23 PM
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MC is saying the warranty is only 12 months - this is coming from the dealer. I thought the 5 yr complete warranty started with the 2014 models. I'm new to team talk and didn't realize there might be a problem with these tanks. We've owned a couple I/O boats but this is the first inboard so the tank thing is new to us. Is the dealer warranty different from the MC warranty? Thx
This isn't about a warranty issue. It's about some knot-head at the factory using the hard tanks to trim carpet during install and using a razor knife on the a plastic hard tank. I'd be driving to to the factory to stand on someone's desk over this kind of poor workmanship!!
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:46 PM
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Has anyone tried repairing a cracked tank with a plastic welder? When my buddy was into painting motorcycles about 15 years ago, he used one all the time. He could weld an engine shroud or headlight fairing like nobody else. I think it would be worth a shot before splitting a boat in half. You really have nothing to lose, especially if you can borrow a welder.

http://www.eastwood.com/airless-plas...r-model-6.html
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:53 AM
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Has anyone tried repairing a cracked tank with a plastic welder? When my buddy was into painting motorcycles about 15 years ago, he used one all the time. He could weld an engine shroud or headlight fairing like nobody else. I think it would be worth a shot before splitting a boat in half. You really have nothing to lose, especially if you can borrow a welder.

http://www.eastwood.com/airless-plas...r-model-6.html
I thought the same and asked dealer about that. He wasn't sure but said as they attempted to remove the tank (which they could not) there isn't much room back there. Said they couldn't even turn tank sideways to get a good look at crack and thought getting any tools in the tight space would be difficult. I going to try to move it around this weekend to see the crack better.
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