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BGGEAUX posted 09-19-2015 09:52 AM ET (US)   Profile for BGGEAUX   Send Email to BGGEAUX  
On a recent fishing trip, the livewell bucket in my 2005 [190] NANTUCKET became de-laminated from the underside of the seating console. While I am the second owner of the boat, to my knowledge, it has never been used for anything but its intended purpose. It is now literally sitting on top of the fuel tank and obviously unusable. Since the livewell liner is plastic and only glued in place, I seem to have only two options to make the repair:

--de-rig the boat completely and remove the console and gas tank cover--all one piece, per parts diagram--to properly clean and re-adhere the livewell bucket, or

--somehow attempt some type of access beneath the seating console to attempt to clean the mating surfaces to adhere the darned thing so it can be used for its intended purpose! Not a promising prospect just by looking at it!

Quite frankly, this is something that I didn't expect to fail (within 10 years) on a boat of Whaler's standards and reputation. I did contact Whaler and they were very nice and sympathetic but it appears not to be a widespread [defect]...yet!

In anticipation of your questions, yes, I plan to keep the boat a long time as it's the perfect fit for my family. I'm hopeful maybe a member of this forum has some experience with this and can offer some advice. Also, I don't have a comfort level with a local shop with a repair of that magnitude, even if I choose the first option (above).

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated as I value your time and input! I am a new particpant on this forum looking for some advice, please. Thanks.

jimh posted 09-19-2015 01:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I'd call Boston Whaler customer service and ask them for advice on the best method to perform a repair. Ask what adhesive they recommend to re-join the two laminated components that have separated.

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