Originally Posted by chipko
Quite agree SeanKent, at these prices quality control should be perfect. You do seem to have been rather unlucky though....full marks for sticking with the product. Probably best sorting this little niggle out yourself as who knows what defect the next boat may have.
I also put some A4 ss washers on the outside as well to protect transom when/if wheels are fixed up when underway.
Hope you manage to sort washers out. Next thing to sort, when you eventually get on the water, will be the dreaded Aerotec transom splash. 😳
Good luck, and hope you enjoy your new boat.
PS. Not much consolation, but personally didn't think your first Aerotec looked too bad - mine had lots of crease stress marks in the outer layer from new. Seem a bit prone to these, and they don't disappear totally, but are only aesthetic.
It wasn't a crease on the first boat, it had started to delaminated/had been nicked and glued.
I spoke to Bombard yesterday and they suggested that I fixed it myself. They are just like nails, levering them out bent them a bit and the washer is a bit buckled but at least I can now fit launch wheels. I'd never ask one of my customers to fix one of my mistakes (I would never have sent out such poor quality products in the first place mind). Bombard seems to blame their dealers for everything, it was the dealers fault that I got the first two (according to Bombard) as they should have checked and rejected them. When I spoke to them yesterday, part of their response was, that if they had a decent dealer network the dealers would rectify this kind of thing before it gets to the customer.
How did you fit the washers to the outside ?
I'm dreading the splash ! lol Think it may have been you that posted a really good post on this not too long ago, will go through some threads and try to find it.
I wish someone had made a similar boat, I would have switched brands, think Zodiacs quality doesn't match their pricing and the customer experience is piss poor !
Hopefully all this will be forgotten once out on the water.
Fenlander - they've used the old white and blue rubbing strip by the way.
I will take some decent pictures over the next week or so and post them for everyone to see.