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Ocean Spray

RO# 20033

Posted - Jan 17 2008 :  19:59:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thats right, I can use for the next few months?
Ocean Spray II
Captain Pat

Edited by - Ocean Spray on Jun 23 2011 21:01:07

Homeport: Sarasota, Florida

PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Jan 17 2008 :  20:28:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
well, if you want limit the issues, you should get in touch with both Mercruiser and Meridian and advise them in writing of the situation. faxes usually work better than emails for these kind of things. Express your concerns based on past experience with the service dpt... If you are a member of BoatUS, contact Caroline or Mr rose (forgot his first name) they are in charge of consumer division and usually have some "weight" on dealers and manufacturers.

if they have to pull the engine, it shoudln't be more than 2 to 3 weeks max. otherwise 1 to 2 weeks.



Pascal
1970 Hatteras 53 MY
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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Jan 17 2008 :  21:18:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
three months.

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Ken W

RO# 12113



Posted - Jan 17 2008 :  21:44:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ray Rose

Ken
1995 Silverton 362 Sedan
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RamSport47

RO# 28240

Posted - Jan 18 2008 :  08:45:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If they truely read these post, you will have it back in record time. I don't feel alot of love for MM coming from anyone in this forum

Kenny
1998 Carver 310 Santego
T-Merc 350 Mag V-drives

Homeport: Cedar Point Marina, Ohio Go to Top of Page

rommer

RO# 12280



Posted - Jan 18 2008 :  09:01:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ocean Spray

I will say at least two months of down time, and when I get her back, I will bet the boat will be filthy and full of grease as they are slobs. I am also willing to bet now, even before the job starts the boat will never be the same, and I will be back at least 6 more times for the same leak, no wait a minute, its already been there 6 times for the same leak!



Be careful what you wish for as you just might get it!



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jbacchi

RO# 18970

Posted - Jan 18 2008 :  11:09:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bet 38 days.


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sunnydude2

RO# 16265

Posted - Jan 18 2008 :  13:16:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't believe how many problems you have had with your boat. Is it the boat manufacturers cause or the engine manufacturers? Hopefully you get it fixed so you can cruise without worry!

Sean
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Ocean Spray

RO# 20033

Posted - Jan 18 2008 :  15:14:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its

Ocean Spray II
Captain Pat

Edited by - Ocean Spray on Jun 23 2011 21:01:48

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Richiela

RO# 11019

Posted - Jan 18 2008 :  18:11:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Personally, I would have sold this boat a long time ago. Or insisted that Meridian take action when these problems first came up.
You paid good money for your boat, you deserve a quality product.
The fact that you are waging estimates as to how long these repairs will take tell us that the expeirence has been a bad dream. If Marine Max really cared, you wouldn't be complaining.


Anything Worth Doing, Is Worth Doing Right.

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Ocean Spray

RO# 20033

Posted - Jan 20 2008 :  13:04:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good point!

Ocean Spray II
Captain Pat

Edited by - Ocean Spray on Jun 23 2011 21:02:20

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RamSport47

RO# 28240

Posted - Jan 20 2008 :  20:19:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ocean Spray
My only other option would be to trade her back in and take the hit on depretiation, but only if they made me a real good deal on another boat to make up for all the crap I have endured from this boat.



Is there no one beside Marine Max where you live/boat?


Kenny
1998 Carver 310 Santego
T-Merc 350 Mag V-drives

Homeport: Cedar Point Marina, Ohio Go to Top of Page

Richiela

RO# 11019

Posted - Jan 21 2008 :  19:21:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hopefully they are repairing under warranty

Anything Worth Doing, Is Worth Doing Right.

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Ocean Spray

RO# 20033

Posted - Jan 21 2008 :  20:15:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got the call this morning to run the boat down to MM. They said they will be jumping right on the repair! They also said that they did not have to pull the motor to do the seal, if thats what it is, they said they can do it right in the boat by just pulling the transmision back. Thats great news!

They'll be an extra box of dougnuts if they do it right away and I get her back to me in a reasonable time frame.


Ocean Spray II
Captain Pat

Homeport: Sarasota, Florida Go to Top of Page

Robyns Nest

RO# 4846

Posted - Jan 21 2008 :  20:51:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just remember to add some time to put new carpeting in as well as some of the soft goods that they'll destroy.

Take pictures of the entire interior, every wall and inch of the flooring. So you'll have all the proof you'll need to get them to fix what they dirty, scratch or dent.





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Bliss

RO# 2743

Posted - Jan 21 2008 :  21:26:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Taking pics is a good idea-with something like currrent newspaper showing the date.


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walterv

RO# 12640



Posted - Jan 21 2008 :  22:03:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bliss

Taking pics is a good idea-with something like currrent newspaper showing the date.



Or a time and date stamp, also don't be shy, take the service manager through the boat and tell him your concerns and show him the pictures on your digital camera.

IMO, that may help you avoid another problem. I already told you the guy that replaced my motor was a pig and did some minor damage to my boat.

Hope all works out for you, you deserve a break.

Walter


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George Carlin

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Ocean Spray

RO# 20033

Posted - Jan 23 2008 :  22:00:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MM has been very good at "cleaning up" the carpet whenever I have complained about it after a repair. I went down yesturday, camera in hand, but they did not pull the boat out yet, that was being done today, but I did not have time to see her yet. I needed to get them a copy of my comercial insurance in order to work on the boat while she is out of the water, which I am getting done tomorrow so I can wax the boat while its in dry dock.I was planning on taking pictures of the progress of the work so I could document the progress, and or ay problems that might pop up.

Ocean Spray II
Captain Pat

Homeport: Sarasota, Florida Go to Top of Page

Freddy

RO# 6704

Posted - Jan 28 2008 :  12:16:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Throwing some 'fuel diapers' under the engine(s) in the bilge might not be a bad idea,,,


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