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Hey guys I have a 2006 blazer Bay 2420 I bought it when it was traded in at my work. Well I started taking on water and almost sumk in the bay woth my family so I was wondering what was going on. I took the boat into work and noticed areas where there was round holes pushing through the hull and could tell that there had been work done in about 6 areas on my hull I took pictures and started to grind out the areas and found that six holes had been cut into the hull about 2 inches in diamater and some sort of round 2 inch pillars were attached to the inside and were patched over. I went to blazer and spoke with the owner and found out that shortly before I bought the boat blazer had done these repairs and patchwork I asked about a hull warranty and was told that the previous owner had the boat in rough water and that is why the repairs were done at blazer and since the boat was in rough water that there would be no warranty. The owner of blazer said they sold him a 2400 because it was made for deeper water and that was when the boat was traded in on a RV at my work. The owner of blazer said that he could sell me just a hull for my boat for somewhere around $8000 I have full coverage insurance on my boat but I'm not sure what my insurance company would say since the holes are from a repair to try to secure the hull before I bought the boat! Let me know know what your thoughts on this situation are with the spring approaching I want to figure this out I now own a boat that is not sea worthy for my family. Do you think insurance would cover this or not? I can't afford to pay for a hull and I don't know if my insurance will cover a repair failure and I can't sell an unseaworthy boat to someone. Thanks for you advice
 

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I hate litigation but---

Blazer Bay made the repairs. Reckon they ought to be responsible for the integrity of the repairs?

Obviously the repairs weren't very good or they wouldn't have failed.

Hopefully others will chime in here. This is certainly not good advertising for Blazer Bay.

Wellcraft repaired a boat for me many years ago. When they returned my boat, it looked better than new. I used the boat a little longer then bought another, larger Wellcraft.

Hopefully this will be resolved. I'd darn sure not buy another boat from them.
 

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Yeah I bought the boat because they are a local company and I had heard good things about them but in this situation I don't know what to do after visiting blazer and the response I got
 

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I would talk to the insurance company. I love there boats. First failure I've ever heard of.
Hell, I like them so much I bought two of them.

Hope it works out for you.
 

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I love my boat also but after talking to the owner of blazer he said that they had done the repair and even offered me special fiberglass mat that they use to repair hulls with for me to do a glass repair my self..
 

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I would talk to the insurance company. I love there boats. First failure I've ever heard of.
Hell, I like them so much I bought two of them.

Hope it works out for you.
A member on here had his transome fall off his Blazer bass boat years ago. If they didn't break the search function I'd find it for you....or it might have been on the old forum.
 

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A member on here had his transome fall off his Blazer bass boat years ago. If they didn't break the search function I'd find it for you....or it might have been on the old forum.
That makes two then.

Heard bad things about the wiring in the past but never anything else.

If something happens to mine, I'm blaming you Split!
 

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Have you spoken with your insurance company? I would at least ask and would not volunteer any info I didn't have to give.

That's what we pay it for.
 

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Have you spoken with your insurance company? I would at least ask and would not volunteer any info I didn't have to give.

That's what we pay it for.
I have not but I run a collision shop and I know how the insurance companies are they will want to know what caused the holes and I'm not going to lie to them and if they are smart they will know that it had been repaired also I don't want to pay higher premiums because of a repair failure but that's just me.
 

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I have not but I run a collision shop and I know how the insurance companies are they will want to know what caused the holes and I'm not going to lie to them and if they are smart they will know that it had been repaired also I don't want to pay higher premiums because of a repair failure but that's just me.
Nothing wrong with that.
I dunno. I hate your in this situation. Best wishes for you.
 

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I would want a better explanation on why blazer is not responsible beside that boat was in rough water seems to me if the fiberglass is delaminating it would be from shotty repair work.


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I know Keith to be a pretty reasonable guy and in all of mine and my friends dealings with him he has been nothing but fair. You are talking about a 2006 hull that had some issue due to some kind of possible unknown abuse or failure and at the time of repair the best path forward for the boat and owner was some kind of a patch that had an unknown life expectancy on it. You purchased said boat that was received in some kind of trade...and you are blaming it on blazer boats? Who in my opinion offered you a pretty fair deal on a brand new hull?

I personally know of quite a few fine upstanding members and charter boat owners in the area(and on the forum) that have sold some royally screwed up hulls of various manufacturing companies and ultimately what it boils down to is the one with a 12 year old boat - the current owner that took the risk on buying said boat - is the one with the problem on their hands. Not the previous owners(as much of a shishter as they may be) and not the manufacturer. And I'm pretty sure that if you look on the warranty of pretty much any major boat manufacturer you will see that the hull warranty is not transferable to the 2nd owner.
 

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I know Keith to be a pretty reasonable guy and in all of mine and my friends dealings with him he has been nothing but fair. You are talking about a 2006 hull that had some issue due to some kind of possible unknown abuse or failure and at the time of repair the best path forward for the boat and owner was some kind of a patch that had an unknown life expectancy on it. You purchased said boat that was received in some kind of trade...and you are blaming it on blazer boats? Who in my opinion offered you a pretty fair deal on a brand new hull?

I personally know of quite a few fine upstanding members and charter boat owners in the area(and on the forum) that have sold some royally screwed up hulls of various manufacturing companies and ultimately what it boils down to is the one with a 12 year old boat - the current owner that took the risk on buying said boat - is the one with the problem on their hands. Not the previous owners(as much of a shishter as they may be) and not the manufacturer. And I'm pretty sure that if you look on the warranty of pretty much any major boat manufacturer you will see that the hull warranty is not transferable to the 2nd owner.
Well buddy blazer is a transferable warranty but that is against the point to repair a boat and let it leave your shop is a liability on you I know this because I manage a rv collision shop if you knowingly do a patch job that could put the owner ato risk of being injured or having a vessel sink or patch up a boat for the owner to sell since you are selling him another boat then you are taking the lives of the boat owner into your hands and it is wrong..... you cannot do it it is a liability and Keith is a great guy but the repairs that were done to the hull should not have been made that then makes an unsafe vessel!!!!! I'm not trying to bash Keith I'm am here simply to ask for advice! Not smart responses about a 12 year old boat ..... if the boat is 1 or 25 years old no repair should be made that makes the boat unsafe! Since you have so much to offer what do you think an insurance company would do about this I really don't want the insurance company to try to sue blazer the previous owner of the boat and Keith both said that blazer did this to to boat. And I have had to repair campers that were 12 years old regardless of the age the repairs were not made 12 years ago and I had to repair units that were not repaired right and the insurance company went after the previous repair facility. That is nothe what I want. What is your input on that buddy? I'm not talking about a hull warranty I'm talking about a bad repair
 
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