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This will curl you toe nails...
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posted 04-25-2002 02:02 PM ET (US)
new owner report, not a Whaler.
posted 04-25-2002 03:32 PM ET (US)
That is truly an incredible story. Quite frankly, it scared the Hell out of me!
Can one imagine: (1) His boat's sinking? (2) His BRAND NEW boat's sinking? (3) His brand new boat's sinking BOW FIRST? (4) His brand new sinking boat's dealer telling him that nothing appears to be wrong?
That is shocking! Thanks for calling our attention to that thread!
posted 04-25-2002 03:36 PM ET (US)
I was scheduled for ingrown toe nail surgery on my right big toe for Monday.....Thanks a lot....now I gotta get the other nine done.
I have a buddy who worked out in the Seattle office of my former employer. Met him at a Sales training and during a session everyone was supposed to stand and tell a memorable "customer service" story...good or bad. When it was his turn, he let loose on the Bayliner he had bought the previous year (not one of my smarter friends)and the ways they danced around fixing any of his 100+
With all their hull/safety issues, I'm supprised the Coast Guard has not shut them down.
posted 04-25-2002 04:12 PM ET (US)
Sixer - I couldn't get to your link - but is this the bayliner purchased in S.F. CA - that almost sank bow first now once, but twice - after the dealer 'fixed' the problem? I copied that file and can post it if of interest. ------ Jerry/Idaho
posted 04-25-2002 05:43 PM ET (US)
That post and the whole thread was pulled from that site for some reason.
The post was also on:
That thread contained some speculation that the post was bogus. Who knows.
posted 04-25-2002 06:14 PM ET (US)
It showed up on rec.boats also. There was
also conjecture there that it was bogus,
and it eventually the concensus was that it
For what it's worth, the law firm she claims
posted 04-25-2002 07:33 PM ET (US)
Chuck - it is worth a cold beer to find out from your dive friend if the story is legit or bogus. I saw it on rec.boats and it seemed plausible - but I certainly don't know. The one thing that I questioned was why that guy didn't ram that $36,000 bayliner up the dealer's rear-end. ------ Jerry/Idaho
posted 04-25-2002 07:44 PM ET (US)
showed up our favorite sit thehulltruth today as well. Maybe the poster was advised to yank it, maybe it was bogus.
posted 04-26-2002 10:36 PM ET (US)
Boy, if that story is true....I am in shock. I think everyone here knows the "quality" of the Bayliners, but this is off the scale! There is no defense if the story is true. A civil jury will compensate them nicely.
posted 04-26-2002 11:45 PM ET (US)
It's hard to believe this account of a Bayliner problem.
True Bayliner may not be the best boat ever built but it serves its purpose in getting multitudes of people into boating that will eventualy step up.
I had a Bayliner dealership in the late 70s to mid 80s, sure we had problems with some boats but realy not any more than with Glastron and Carver which I also carried.
Most problems are magnified by the dealer not following through, not caring about service, afraid of loosing a few $$ or not passing a problem on to the factory for them to resolve.
Realy think it is a bogus post, someone doing some dealer bashing.
posted 04-27-2002 09:05 AM ET (US)
I sent an email to the owners of the above mentioned Bayliner. Here is their response. They seem sincere to me. Mark
Thanks so much for taking a moment to write to us.
We are flabbergasted how much the boating community has rallied
It has also helped us tremendously to know that so many of our fellow
David and I owe a great big debt to our boating brothers and sisters.
We are certain that others in the boating industry are now aware of
We have heard many good things about Whalers. When this unpleasant
Peace to you and yours;
Mr. and Mrs. David Genrich
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