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Old 06 September 2012, 16:33   #11
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May be stupid question but who fitted the Tags ? Could that have anything to do with the defects, only ask as the rest of the Tubes look like they are fine.

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Old 12 September 2012, 12:15   #12
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Yes there are 3 sides to every story. The unfortunate bottom line is that I have spent thousands of my own money to have this boat repaired. It has been defective from day one - and I am unwilling to spend more. If anybody is considering buying a Mercury Boat I would be glad to share my experince with them. I can be reached at 212-684-0200 during East Coast business hours. Gary
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The defect is under the rub rail. See this video on Youtube:
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Mercurys price for the tubes is about $14,000. The rest is labor. This is a 24' boat.
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It is a 24' boat. Their price on tubes is about $14,000 plus labor. I wish I had a Zodiac!
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Gary,

Watching your videos suggests that you have had work done to this boat by someone other than Mercury? Who is "the Defendant" referred to?

If you expect to get a hearing on this forum, you should start at the beginning and tell your story - i.e. who you bought the boat from, it's age, when the problem started, what Mercury did to address it, etc.

As it is, you are beginning read like a fruitloop with a grudge against Mercury. That boat is in tatters - a brutally awful repair and I have to stretch my imagination to believe that Mercury did the work. Did they?

Let us know what happened.
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$4,000 -$5,000 for labor is way out of the ballpark, something doesn't work here.
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4000$-5000$ to replace the tube is realistic if the tube is glued in place. On most RIB that have the tube glued, it is easier to install it by flipping the boat. So to do that, you have to remove the outboard/console/etc.... It is a 40-50 hours job, so depending to your work rate it might be expensive.

If the tube is slided in place, 4000$-5000$ is way out. It's a 4-8 hours job on an Hurricane.
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On most RIB that have the tube glued, it is easier to install it by flipping the boat. So to do that, you have to remove the outboard/console/etc.... It is a 40-50 hours job, so depending to your work rate it might be expensive.
So it is easier to spend a week rerigging a boat than it is to take some extra time on the tubes?

I'm FAIRLY sure that Redbay don't flip their 11m Cabin RIBs when they fit the tubes - I'd have spotted that
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4000$-5000$ to replace the tube is realistic if the tube is glued in place. On most RIB that have the tube glued, it is easier to install it by flipping the boat. So to do that, you have to remove the outboard/console/etc.... It is a 40-50 hours job, so depending to your work rate it might be expensive.

If the tube is slided in place, 4000$-5000$ is way out. It's a 4-8 hours job on an Hurricane.
So its easier to glue the tube onto the hull upside down, you need to stop sniffing the glue!
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