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WARNING G3 boats have flakey warranty

Old 06-23-2013, 06:16 AM
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I hate to bad mouth anyone BUT I need to enlighten you..

On every fishing trip I notice about 3 gallons of water in my boat..I found the leak..it has no paint chip off like I ran over a rock or anything..It's a slow drip leak...I tried to call my local G3 people..no answer ...said number was out of order..

so I drive there..I show him the warranty..Absolutely covers anything if it's a boat makers problem to the original owner...The man gave me the ho hum attitude...drop it off mon." we may fix it and may not."

I can fix it myself..BUT would not buy another boat from them..It's funny..while I was at Bass Pro last week the Lord prompted me to buy something new I saw JB WELD MARINE..for 4.00 If that doesn't do it MARINE TEX will...

God bless and thanks for reading my post.
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PS the leak is not around a rivet..it's simply in the metal on the bottom at the point of one of the 5 ridges going down the middle about 8 inches from the rear.. I purposely have a raised deck on the inside to keep sharp objects from hitting the bottom and to rid noise..
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:30 AM
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is it busted at a weld????

and if you can't get satisfaction contact G3's main office, http://www.g3boats.com/Contact

all i have ever heard about their CS is how good it is, sounds like local guy (dealer) may need to hear from the main office
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:38 AM
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no sir..it's a micro pin hole in the very bottom of one of the V s in the bottom of the haul..I've dried it out real good and went over the area lightly with some 100 grit paper..when I know it's totally dry I'll fix it..just a fluke..There was no ding or anything..
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:19 PM
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It's most likely either a pinhole developed from impact/s over the years or it was a porosity issue from new and is just now "wearing" and beginning to leak. Those "ribs" are chines and serve as structural reinforcement for the bottom plus aid in helping the hull to hold tighter in a corner versus just sliding over the water if the bottom was completely flat. Warranty is the boat mfgrs responsibility but VIA the dealers input. Some warranties cover shipping others require you the owner to get it to the mfgrs plant (and then pick it up once it's finished). G3 is a Yamaha Marine company so you could be given the red carpet treatment or you could be given the redazz! Never know with the mega-corps but I'd venture to say Yammie would make it right if it's not impact related (and they'd fix it then but would be on your nickel). Your "flakey warranty" statement isn't really fair to G3, you are quoting a dealer, NOT G3 themselves! A call to G3 might surprise you how much they'd want to be involved. (BUT they are going to require either the boat to be sent back to them or for one of their franchise dealers to be looking at it and sending them pics/facts.)

But honestly it sounds like you have the problem identified and should be able to fix it via some sandpaper, possibly "very light" roughing with a file and then that jb marine weld compound. Painting afterwards is really just cosmetic and your desire. For extra assurance, the Marine Tex (or likewise 3M 4200) put in that chine on the INSIDE of the boat is an extra layer of assurance should the JB Weld develop any pinholes in the future. Just make sure EVERYTHING is COMPLETELY dry when making the fix. (4200 works with moisture/below waterline as well) A warranty repair would likely have you without the boat for 1-2 months. (A REALLY good dealer would get you a loaner for that period but sounds like your dealer wont give you anything but directions to the bus station!)

Frustrating for sure but at least it's nothing dangerous/structurally related and should be fairly easy to fix yourself!
HL

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Old 06-24-2013, 11:27 PM
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Thanks for the replies..it is fixed.It's only 2 years old..
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:55 AM
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Boat is dry as a bone..thankyou Lord
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