Re: New Boat defects
This is an '09. Water should not be pouring, trickling seeping or otherwise anywhere except into the uncovered boat when it rains and through holes that YOU put in the boat. :wink: Everything else is unacceptable. The boat should basically be built in two pieces, the hull and the deck (top). The deck should be placed ontop of the hull and the overlapping seam should be bolted and sealed. the rub rail should cover teh entire seem where the two parts of the boat meet.
If you have to jam 1/2" insulation and caulk up under the rub rail to keep water from pouring in, then that would be significant problem in my mind. Not a "let's see if we can fix teh problem", problem. I can understand the loose hydraulic connections, these are the types of bugs I'd expect. Water pouring under the windshield flooding the glove box and shorting the radio, water puring into the engine compartment.............this boat was improperly assembled. These problems are not going to get better with time. For the money you paid for an '09, I'd be tap dancing on the dealers head demanding a new boat. If the dealer is unwilling to work with you, I'd be calling the factory. Just remember you can 'scream' without actually yelling.
No this is not indicative of typical Maxum boats or any other boat from Brunswick. Sure they make Bayliners and Searays. They also make Cabo's, Hatteras, Meridian and a number of well respected boats in the marine industry. Searay, Bayliner and Maxum didn't become the best selling and most popular boats for producing junk. Sometimes these things happen. I grew up on Bayliner's and and currently own a Maxum (obviously) and they have all been great boats.