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dchris2 posted 03-26-2001 10:29 PM ET (US)   Profile for dchris2   Send Email to dchris2  
my boat is just sitting there. It's one of 5 or 6 waiting to go. 13' sports '01 40 hp Merc engines. All brand spanking new. Problem is the warranty. Pick it up too early; I could be paying next spring. Bad choice? your call.
whalerron posted 03-26-2001 11:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
I would check with your dealer. The Whaler dealer here in Baltimore would make good on that warranty by extending it by the amount of time the boat spent waiting to get on the water.
lhg posted 03-30-2001 12:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
You make a very good point, particularly with regard to engine warranties. If you live up North, you don't really get a 1 year warranty. You get a 6 or 7 month warranty if you're lucky. The manufacturers have figured this out, but most buyers haven't! Wouldn't people be shocked to hear they get a "This Boating Season Warranty" only! You will lose at one end or the other.
whalernut posted 03-30-2001 03:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Larry, if I buy an outboard with a Warranty, 1 year should meen 1 year from purchase date, 2 years, etc. How can they give you less than the specified Warranty length? If I buy one, they either give me the full length or I go somewhere else, what gives? Regards-Jack Graner.
bigz posted 03-30-2001 03:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Jack -- Larry is being cute I think --- you do get a one year or two year from date of purchase -- what he is saying that up north the motor or boat is only used part of the year --- he wants to see a seasonal or hour warranty --- I guess they could also do like the auto folks one year or 1000 hours which ever comes first heh heh!
There is another angle to this deal which few realize that in some cases the warranty can be based on when the dealer was invoiced for it not the sell date --- happens with promotional specials on occasion ---
dchris2 posted 04-04-2001 11:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for dchris2  Send Email to dchris2     
time to close the thread. main idea was to insite Jack that a new 13' sport was a bad idea. didn't work. I don't think it is. I don't think I'll be outclassed by an edgewater. Everyone is entitled to their own delusions. good luck and everybody have a wonderful spring. It is a 1 year warranty. It will have to be launched a little bit later. It's a mean world, but out on the water that all disappears.

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