Originally Posted by BruceB
When this happened last year the blame was put on the aerial pole and to their credit they did repair it FOC.
To ensure it couldn't happen again the pole was shortened by 14" and a brace to the deck welded in at the height of the transom top. There is now NO flexing unless the deck is moving as well and there is a problem there.
It is also considerably more rigid now than the A Frames they sell themselves and has little weight on the top anyway.
The giveaway here that it isn't anything to do with the pole is the fact that the crack has started under the engine again and is working its way out, its a weird fault that starts away from a cause and works towards it on the other side of a knee!
I'll wait to see what they say on monday but it is not encouraging on a RIB only coming up for 110 hours use, the engine is only coming up for its first full service!
Because this repair has already been completed once before it's safe to say that a similar repair would be pointless? You'd be constantly checking for a re-occurance? I followed your build thread when you first got the boat, as you meticulously set-about rigging it. Damn fine job too.
Obviously wait to see what Humber say. Worst-case scenario, are we talking about a transom rebuild here? Humber should include your transportation fuel costs, overnight accommodation to drop off, etc. The light-pole is a red herring. I just can't see how this would stress the transom, especially as you have a Soozie 90hp hanging off the back of it already.
Keep us posted, and hopefully this gets resolved amicably.