A couple of things are somewhat confusing in your post. Could you clarify? You say that the boat was sold to you as “new”. You then say that you knew that the boat had been on the water but you thought it was still “new”. It’s pretty usual for boats to be water "trialed" before handing over to a customer. Are the scratches significant or not? Could they have occurred during the pre-hand over trials? Beaching or putting on a trailer?
Who took the seats out and why? Did the boat have them in when you saw it or “as advertised” and were they taken out at your request? It sounds like the holes were filled with Sika then someone changed their mind and decided to use filler. Get the holes cleaned out, keyed then re-apply filler. Easy enough job.
Originally Posted by Paul Mc Nulty
I also found that the sealing job around the console was sloppy although it seems that the black sikaflex to the back is doing its job -- seems
Not quite sure I fully understand this. Got any picture of the offending work?
I’m not convinced that you’d be “putting your life in danger” with the transducer placed before the filter instead of after it. If this has damaged the unit then I would expect your boat supplier to exchange this without quibble. Have you placed it in the correct place now and does it function properly?
A piece of advice from someone who’s been on both ends of these sort of difficulties, if I may be so bold? A little less confrontational in your postings may elicit a more favourable response.