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Old 07-10-2014, 04:11 PM
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Cracked Ballast Tank

Any suggestions how to remove/replace a cracked ballast tank (port side) from a 2013 X25. The tank is split where the top connects to the side wall and the dealer says they can't get the tank out through hatch. Hard to believe the tank cracked on a boat that's 13 months old. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:16 PM
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could been cut by someone installing the carpet
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:34 PM
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Wouldn't that be under warranty?
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:14 PM
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Sounds like another scored tank that broke when a bag was set on top of it. You the original buyer of the boat? Should be under warranty. Last guy this happened to had to send it to the factory and have them split the boat in two to fix it. I have a feeling we're going to see a lot of this in the future...
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:08 AM
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Yes I am original owner and I'm thinking the boat needs split to remove tank. We set a sac on it to surf and just upgraded to the Gen2 but the tank broke a week before it was installed. We're using the same size sac as MC is putting in the 2014 X25. I'm wondering if floor in the rear locker isn't strong enough to support the weight of the sac? Mastercraft denied the warranty claim because it's 13 months old.
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:52 AM
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My boat was over 2 years old and they split mine in half fo free. I also had the extended warranty.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:32 AM
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I run a added sacs on my surf side, no problems,, whats causing tanks to break? Should i stop using it?
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:21 AM
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Just make sure you never have full added bags sitting on an empty hard tank.

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Old 07-11-2014, 08:40 AM
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I run a added sacs on my surf side, no problems,, whats causing tanks to break? Should i stop using it?
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Just make sure you never have full added bags sitting on an empty hard tank.

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I don't think either of those things will cause a hard tank to split.

It seems there was a carpet installer at the factory that was using the hard tanks as a "cutting board" to cut the top carpet layer. The razor knife is scoring the tanks but not completely through them. Over time, they are splitting apart at that cut.

If enough of these surface I could see a service bulletin and a possible recall on them. This is clearly a manufacturing/installation issue that needs to be address.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:18 AM
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My boat was over 2 years old and they split mine in half fo free. I also had the extended warranty.
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.
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