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2002 170 Deck Delamination
|Author||Topic: 2002 170 Deck Delamination|
posted 08-06-2010 05:35 PM ET (US)
My Montauk has a 1ft in diameter spot aft left of the pilot seat. Any help/advice on how to repair or claim under the hull warranty. Thanks all, Fred.
posted 08-06-2010 05:40 PM ET (US)
Well, for it to be a warranty claim, you have to prove that it is a manufacturing defect.
Have you owned the boat since new?
Have you ever removed any seat or console hardware, or installed any new screw attachment points to the deck?
I would take it to my dealer before doing anything else, so that they can verify.
In the 1980's hulls, Whaler sometimes failed to seal the screws in the deck, which led to water intrusion and eventual delamination of the deck.
I would not attempt any repair until you've resolved that Whaler will NOT cover it under warranty.
posted 08-06-2010 06:00 PM ET (US)
I did purchase it new in April 2002. The only thing that has been modified is the removal of the hardware from the original fuel tanks and the installation of new hardware for a larger capacity one pice tank. 5200 was used accordingly. The only other item was the fact that the screws that mount the console to the deck were pulling out due to excessive outward force of the console base where it meets the raised portion on the hull deck. The dealer repaired this under warranty. It does seem to possibly have an area where you stand at the helm. Thoughts? F.
posted 08-06-2010 07:15 PM ET (US)
Go to your dealer. Let him interface on your behalf with Boston Whaler. After five years the ten year hull warranty is a declining value warranty. I believe it goes down about 10% per year until in year ten you will have to pay 90% and Whaler will pay 10% of any covered repair. Don't take my word for it and check your original warranty to be certain.
posted 05-14-2012 10:26 AM ET (US)
Did you get your deck issue corrected? I'm having the same problem with my Montauk 150 in the same location. Did Boston Whaler repair or replace your hull?
posted 05-17-2012 10:11 AM ET (US)
I'd email stompy27. He may not come back as it has been almost 2 years.
posted 05-17-2012 12:18 PM ET (US)
Thanks Jim, I'll drop him a note. I'm waiting to hear what course of action BW will take.
posted 05-17-2012 02:58 PM ET (US)
Stompy27's email is no longer working.
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