After only 80 hours use, my Northcraft transom has had enough.. for an 8.5M boat and rated to 300hp, my 275 Verado has been too much for it, and the transom has failed. I only do 'light cruising' and it is clear the transom has failed due to a manufacturing defect. Thankfully my dealer is sorting out Northcrafts shortfalls, all be it, much more slowly than I would have liked
..But ..finally ... I am satisfied.. their methods are correct .. my question is .. as the boat was coded to Cat B spec on purchase, how did Northcraft obtain this coding in the first place?and
after the dealers modifications... how do I retain it ?.. shouldn't they retest it?
It should be said.. Northcraft were asked to repair the transom failure after it was noticed,.. and their effort was nothing short of laughable.. They have produced a great hull (copy) but have blamed this hull failure on the Verado and its installation..
Its the last Northcraft I'll be buying .....And this is my 3rd ...