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Sixer posted 04-25-2002 02:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for Sixer  
new owner report, not a Whaler.

http://www.goboatingamerica.com/cgi-bin/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001115.html

PMUCCIOLO posted 04-25-2002 03:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
Sixer,

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!

Regards,
Paul

Duncan posted 04-25-2002 03:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Duncan  Send Email to Duncan     
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+
problems. People at Bayliner are scum.

With all their hull/safety issues, I'm supprised the Coast Guard has not shut them down.

Jerry Townsend posted 04-25-2002 04:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
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
TightPenny posted 04-25-2002 05:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     
That post and the whole thread was pulled from that site for some reason.

The post was also on:
http://www.thehulltruth.com/ubb/Forum19/HTML/000688.html

That thread contained some speculation that the post was bogus. Who knows.

triblet posted 04-25-2002 06:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
It showed up on rec.boats also. There was
also conjecture there that it was bogus,
and it eventually the concensus was that it
wasn't.

For what it's worth, the law firm she claims
to have engaged, Brodsky, Baskin, and Miller
does exist, and (Mike) Miller is a dive buddy
of mine.

Chuck

Jerry Townsend posted 04-25-2002 07:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
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
Whaletosh posted 04-25-2002 07:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
showed up our favorite sit thehulltruth today as well. Maybe the poster was advised to yank it, maybe it was bogus.
mbking1 posted 04-26-2002 10:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for mbking1  Send Email to mbking1     
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.
Dick posted 04-26-2002 11:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
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.
At that time the Bayliner factory was very interested in customer satisfaction and resolved any problems quickly.

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.
If it is true the dealer should be bashed also if it is true I think the factory was brought in long after they should have been. The dealership (British Columbia to California possibly more by now) is known for it's ability to sell boats but a bit light on the service side.

mbking1 posted 04-27-2002 09:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for mbking1  Send Email to mbking1     
I sent an email to the owners of the above mentioned Bayliner. Here is their response. They seem sincere to me. Mark

Dear MBKing;

Thanks so much for taking a moment to write to us.

We are flabbergasted how much the boating community has rallied
together around what happened to us. Many have also taken the time to
either write or call those involved and express their disappointment
and sometimes outright anger. This amazing show of support has really
seemed to get the manufacturers attention and it seems that they are
now suddenly much more interested in stepping up and correcting their
mistakes. We will post more on this as things develop.

It has also helped us tremendously to know that so many of our fellow
boaters are standing with us in spirit.

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
what's going on and have observed that that a large part of the boating
community has put its collective foot down and made it clear that such
nonsense will no longer be acceptable, tolerated, or easily hidden.

We have heard many good things about Whalers. When this unpleasant
business is done and behind us, we will take a closer look at them.

Peace to you and yours;

Mr. and Mrs. David Genrich

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