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Issues With New Skeeter Boats #12584130
01/18/18 02:35 PM
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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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Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12584157
01/18/18 02:47 PM
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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.

Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12584204
01/18/18 03:10 PM
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Bought a new 2017 ZX250 a year ago.

Been a great boat with no issues.

Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12584217
01/18/18 03:18 PM
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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.

Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12584238
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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.

Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12584242
01/18/18 03:38 PM
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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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Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12584246
01/18/18 03:40 PM
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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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Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: Mark Perry] #12584269
01/18/18 03:58 PM
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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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Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: Frank the Tank] #12584324
01/18/18 04:32 PM
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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.

Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12584331
01/18/18 04:37 PM
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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!

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Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12584343
01/18/18 04:48 PM
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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.

Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12584360
01/18/18 05:02 PM
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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.

Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12584377
01/18/18 05:14 PM
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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.

Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12584391
01/18/18 05:22 PM
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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!

Re: Issues With New Skeeter Boats [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12584418
01/18/18 05:42 PM
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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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