I recently bought a Carolina Skiff DLV198 (4 months ago) 2 months after I bought the boat the hull cracked, since the boat was only 2 months old I assumed it would be replaced. I contacted Carolina Skiff and they told me I had to bring them the boat (Waycross,Georgia) after driving for 6 hours I arrived at the factory, the "Warranty Specialist" looked at the crack, tapped it with her pen and said, "no problem, its just the gel coat". I left the boat in Georgia and two weeks later she calls and said the boat is ready "good as new". I return to Georgia to pick up the boat whenI look at the boat it has new cracks.I show the Warranty Specialist and she says,"no problem,go to lunch and it will be ready when you get back". I went to lunch and returned to the plant. There were two girls using what appeared to be hair dyers on the fiberglass and six hours later they said "good as new". so I leave for my fourth six hour trip. I took the boat out about a week later in 6 inch seas for a couple of hours when I returned the boat had the same crack , but longer! I immediatly called Carolina Skiff and demanded a new boat, the Warranty Specialist said she will get right on it. A week later I call and get the familiar answering machine and left a messsage inquiring about my boat, I do this for several days-- no call back, frustrated I call my local dealer and they inform me that Carolina Skiff does not call them back either. The Warranty Specialist finally calls back and tells me that they have a new hull (hull only) and they will ship it to me at my expense and I will have to swap my motor and everything else to the new hull. I have had boats all my life, and never had any problems (I'm 36 ) this was my first new boat and the worst buying experience in my life. Has anybody else had similar problems with Carolina Skiff?By the way the crack is about two and a half feet long and ugly.