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HULL crack

tdbell2 Member Posts: 2
My 2006 SD195OB with 156 hrs on it has 12 inch crack in the hull . It is located on the bottom  near the front under the ski storage. THERE is no sign of any collision. The rest of the hull looks new. I had a Boston Whaler for ten years and it was built like a tank. I never dreamed that a manufacture would build an expensive boat like this and be so inferior. I noticed  a drip coming from under the boat while on the trailer. When the boat was built they had to skimp on fiberglass and resin. A BOAT HULL SHOULD LAST THE LIFE OF THE BOAT UNLESS IT WAS DAMAGED. A boat history report says the boat has a clean history. Has anyone else had any problems with their hull ?


  • maxbird
    maxbird Member Posts: 60 ✭✭
    I have a 2007 SD195  bought new and the hull is pristine.  Only blemish is a few spider cracks in the gelcoat around one cup holder.   Been through rough pounding water and hit the dock pretty hard a few times when it was new and hull is built tough.  Hurricane has a 10 year hull warranty, but only for the original purchaser.  You might bring it to the dealer and see what they say.
  • jbodollo
    jbodollo Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
    Feel your pain. I found this a few days ago when I was washing my  2013, SD187.
    I thought it was a scratch but no it was a huge crack!!  I haven't hit anything and I cant see any sign of impact. I only have about 80 or so hours on this boat. I'm always real carefull when docking and trailering . Called Hurricane and they told me to get with my dealer to start the warranty  paperwork. Sent the photos and wating to hear back. I hope Hurricane will hold up there end of the bargain!!
  • jgarner
    jgarner Member Posts: 1
    I know this is an old thread but any chance you can tell me what Hurricane said about this? My crack isn't that bad but my boat is only 3 years old and I had a 3 foot hairline crack and boat pox and my fiberglass guy wouldn't even attempt to reach out to Hurricane about it. Still think it should be covered.
  • cjjjdeck
    cjjjdeck Member, Moderator Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭✭
    Just to clarify, you have to bring the boat to a Hurricane Dealer to get an evaluation and determination.
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