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skeeter spider cracks in gel coat #10068419 06/17/14 12:57 AM
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a buddie bought a 2014 skeeter in Oct last year and saw spider cracks pop up on the top cap of his boat this past weekend. He has not hit anything but is curious what (if any) leg he has to stand on. He loves his boat but didn't know if this is a warranty issue or tough luck? Any ideas on how to handle would be appreciated...He is not a TFF'er but i told him i would pass along!! Thanks for any input....

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Re: skeeter spider cracks in gel coat [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71] #10068451 06/17/14 01:11 AM
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Spot is about 12 inches long on the drives side by the steering wheel. Pretty obvious when you approach...boat is 8 months old...Help Guys what do i tell him?

Re: skeeter spider cracks in gel coat [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71] #10068470 06/17/14 01:16 AM
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He should call dealership he bought it from our take it to closest Skeeter Dealer. Could be from impact at high speeds hitting waves...


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Re: skeeter spider cracks in gel coat [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71] #10068477 06/17/14 01:19 AM
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Rockie thanks for chiming in...His question is since the boat is 8 months old is it a warranty issue regardless? he has not hit anything. Like most new boat owners he spit shines this boat after every use. Boat has not touched a thing but the water, the trailer and a car wash.

Re: skeeter spider cracks in gel coat [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71] #10068515 06/17/14 01:33 AM
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Best advice i can give you is trade it in on a BassCat. bolt

Re: skeeter spider cracks in gel coat [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71] #10068528 06/17/14 01:44 AM
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I would definitely have the dealer check it out. It should be under warranty with the boat being 8 months old... Sounds like stress cracks.


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Re: skeeter spider cracks in gel coat [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71] #10068532 06/17/14 01:46 AM
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Sucks, but it is pretty common.


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Re: skeeter spider cracks in gel coat [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71] #10068566 06/17/14 01:58 AM
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It happened to me don't mess with the dealer they will gust make it worse believe me, call skeeter take it to them. Rough water an lack of bracing did that, that is what they told me.

Re: skeeter spider cracks in gel coat [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71] #10068587 06/17/14 02:07 AM
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I don't believe any boat manufacturer warranties stress cracks. I bet every one of them uses it as a line item exclusion in their warranty. Read item no. 2 in the section "specific exclusions from warranty". I believe every boat company will use that same verbage.

http://www.skeeterboats.com/my_boat/

Re: skeeter spider cracks in gel coat [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71] #10068601 06/17/14 02:11 AM
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Spider cracks are purely cosmetic, no structural damage is there.

You're kinda on your own to fix them if you can't stand em.


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Re: skeeter spider cracks in gel coat [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71] #10068618 06/17/14 02:18 AM
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My skeeter has the same cracks on both sides they all get stress cracks eventually exspecialy around sponsons between them and jack plate

Re: skeeter spider cracks in gel coat [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71] #10068630 06/17/14 02:20 AM
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sorry guys i really don't understand...I had a bass cat for 8 years, currently run a 12 year old Triton and neither had any spider/stress cracks like he has, whatever you want to call it. I am just trying to help out a buddie.....

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Basscat... No. 2 in 2nd paragraph

http://www.basscat.com/warranty.html

Triton... No. 5 under what the warranty does not cover.

http://www.tritonboats.com/PDFFiles/2013Triton_Domestic_Limited_Warranty.PDF

Re: skeeter spider cracks in gel coat [Re: Doing it for the fans since 71] #10068655 06/17/14 02:32 AM
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I will make it simple, from an ex Skeeter Owner. They CRACK. It is not uncommon and in no way hurts the performance of the boat. I've seen it on SX models to the I Class boats, never been in an FX. It is what it is. Consider it a trademark.

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Originally Posted By: ToadSnatcher14
I will make it simple, from an ex Skeeter Owner. They CRACK. It is not uncommon and in no way hurts the performance of the boat. I've seen it on SX models to the I Class boats, never been in an FX. It is what it is. Consider it a trademark.


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