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#12584130 - 01/18/18 08:35 AM Issues With New Skeeter Boats
COWBOYSFAN008 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/22/13
Posts: 309
Loc: Killeen, TX
Im in the market and really like the ZX models, however I hear a lot of people having issues with the cosmetic things. Screws backing out, carpet glue coming thru, and other "minor things. I say minor, and maybe this is common to all new boats but when you pay 50-60,000 dollars for a boat you expect more. Thoughts?
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#12584157 - 01/18/18 08:47 AM Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
5X3Phoenix Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 1031
Loc: Porter, TX
Skeeter is a well built boat (and has been for decades) with what seems to be a really strong network of dealers. All boats have issues from time to time, even new ones. The best companies are the ones that will stand behind their product and fix it to your satisfaction......which I am quite sure Skeeter would. ZX is a sweet platform. Don't listen to hearsay and go find what you want and can afford.

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#12584204 - 01/18/18 09:10 AM Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
DuctsZX250 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/23/12
Posts: 519
Bought a new 2017 ZX250 a year ago.

Been a great boat with no issues.

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#12584217 - 01/18/18 09:18 AM Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
Mark Perry Online   content


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 52538
Loc: Highway 1
I know the build quality on my FX20 is excellent. I have crawled all through it and it is built very well. Have not found one flaw at all. Love the fact they went to a really great rod strap system, much better cooler, and all machined aluminum bow, dash and trim plates. Wiring is nice and clean, everything is done right. Not a single complaint here.

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#12584238 - 01/18/18 09:32 AM Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
skeetabug Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/31/15
Posts: 1
Skeeter has spent a lot of time, money, and resources revamping its quality over the past 3 years. Skeeters are true man made works of art.. I don't think you will be disappointed with a new Skeeter.

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#12584242 - 01/18/18 09:38 AM Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 17707
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Originally Posted By: COWBOYSFAN008
Im in the market and really like the ZX models, however I hear a lot of people having issues with the cosmetic things. Screws backing out, carpet glue coming thru, and other "minor things. I say minor, and maybe this is common to all new boats but when you pay 50-60,000 dollars for a boat you expect more. Thoughts?


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#12584246 - 01/18/18 09:40 AM Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
Ranger1 Online   content
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Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 6210
Loc: Allen, Texas
Originally Posted By: COWBOYSFAN008
Im in the market and really like the ZX models, however I hear a lot of people having issues with the cosmetic things. Screws backing out, carpet glue coming thru, and other "minor things. I say minor, and maybe this is common to all new boats but when you pay 50-60,000 dollars for a boat you expect more. Thoughts?


This is a known fact...Not just hearsay
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#12584269 - 01/18/18 09:58 AM Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: Mark Perry]
Frank the Tank Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 22743
Loc: Rockwall, TX
Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
I know the build quality on my FX20 is excellent. I have crawled all through it and it is built very well. Have not found one flaw at all. Love the fact they went to a really great rod strap system, much better cooler, and all machined aluminum bow, dash and trim plates. Wiring is nice and clean, everything is done right. Not a single complaint here.


You're running a Skeeter again?
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#12584324 - 01/18/18 10:32 AM Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: Frank the Tank]
Mark Perry Online   content


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 52538
Loc: Highway 1
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
I know the build quality on my FX20 is excellent. I have crawled all through it and it is built very well. Have not found one flaw at all. Love the fact they went to a really great rod strap system, much better cooler, and all machined aluminum bow, dash and trim plates. Wiring is nice and clean, everything is done right. Not a single complaint here.


You're running a Skeeter again?


Yes sir. Bought a FX20 in September. Good to be back in a Skeeter though I loved that Ranger. Ran it for 5 years and it was a great boat. Was not really looking for a new boat but had one catch my eye so I bought it. Love that SHO. Should have bought one long before now.

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#12584331 - 01/18/18 10:37 AM Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
bigbass94 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4356
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
No issues with my FX21. Bought it in December of 2016 and have had zero problems with it. I've crawled around the ZX250 and they seem to be built very well. I've not heard of any of the things you mentioned. You should really consider the ZX models! Don't let anyone tell you differently!


Edited by bigbass94 (01/18/18 10:38 AM)
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#12584343 - 01/18/18 10:48 AM Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
Sinkey Online   content
Tidy Scoop

Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 4910
Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
I ran 4 different Skeeters over the last 10 years. 3 of them I had no issues with, but 1 had the problems you are talking about. Boat was built solid on the outside, but it was like it was falling apart on the inside. But with that said, Im in a Phoenix now and love it. But I would own another FX 21. Loved the boat.
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#12584360 - 01/18/18 11:02 AM Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
K.D. Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 14303
Loc: Hurst, TX
I bought a new ZX200 this time last year. Have not had a single problem with it. I will say that during boat show season the rumors always start to fly about various brands of boats. It’s typically sales guys or even pro staff saying things about competitors that gets to floating around. We have all seen this on the forums over the years.

The only thing on my Skeeter that has come apart in the first year was the floating key chain. hammer Other than that I’ve not found a single issue. I also just had my annual service done and they found nothing wrong.

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#12584377 - 01/18/18 11:14 AM Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
reinke Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 719
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Found a few problems with my new Skeeter. A little sanding a little polishing a little silicone all was good. They did have to replace the windshield due to scratches and I chose to repair a busted trolling motor instead of waiting weeks for them to repair. All minor stuff.

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#12584391 - 01/18/18 11:22 AM Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
BWBForney Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/25/11
Posts: 254
Loc: Forney
Been in sales for over thirty years. I've been in sales management for the last 15. I train my reps to sell the advantages of our company, product quality, customer service, our attributes and to never talk the competition down. The customer is usually well aware of the shortcomings of their current supplier, so we don't need to point out the customer's stupidity in doing business with our competitors. I just bought a 2018 ZX250. I was treated professionally by all at the dealership, the boat was everything it was promised to be, the parts department was top notch and explained all of my added options, salesman took a tremendous amount of time to explain the features of the boat, the break in process, made sure I was happy. NOT ONE time did anyone say anything negative about any other boat manufacturer. I guarantee if any of them started down that road, I would have walked out quickly. There will always be lemons in any product line. All new products with moving parts are going to have issues on occasion. I tend to believe you can find 1 in 10 owners of Skeeters, Rangers, Bass Cats, Phoenixs, Stratos, Nitros, etc. who will be happy to tell you all the issues they've had with their boats. Often, it could be that they leave the boat out in the elements, they run it hard and take no time to run Ring Free, Stabil, quality gas, etc. but are more than ready to tell you how it's all the manufacturers fault. My Dad taught me to take care of all of my tools and I seldom have issues with homes, cars, motorcycles, 4 wheelers, trucks, from many many manufacturers. In fact, can't think of single "lemon" product I've had in 30 plus years.

K.D., I am very sorry to hear about your floating key chain. LOL!

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#12584418 - 01/18/18 11:42 AM Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
DuctsZX250 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/23/12
Posts: 519
I am with K.D...my floating key chain failed as well.

Sure hope the Skeeter dealers take note and get to the bottom of the problem... roflmao

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