Originally Posted by garyboat
Mercury has offered to pay for half of the cost of replacing the tube - that still leaves me with a $7000 tab plus the cost of labor (an estimated $4-5k). An unacceptable and obscene amount of money to pay out of my own pocket for a boat that is clearly defective.
How long the boat was used?
It is normal for a manufacturer to make you pay (or at least to try) a prorate on a tube replacement, but 50% of the price is quite surprising.
Also 18000$ for a new tube set is in the price range of a Zodiac Hurricane tube sets, not Mercury tube set....