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Old 16 September 2009, 09:54   #1
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What would you accept?

So the dealer was looking at my brand new twin e-tecs which they have just fitted and are still doing snagging works on, they went to relaunch and dropped the boat on the slip snapping the ends off both skegs!!!!!!

They are suggesting a repair, I personally think they should be replacing both lower leg units.

What would you do?
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Should also point out that i have still to pay about 7,000.
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Old 16 September 2009, 10:00   #2
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How were they putting it on the water? slings or trailer, If it was with the trailer who put it on the trailer last.? As they should have ensured that a safety line was on as well as the winch strap. But the yard should have still checked all this.

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So the dealer was looking at my brand new twin e-tecs which they have just fitted and are still doing snagging works on, they went to relaunch and dropped the boat on the slip snapping the ends off both skegs!!!!!!

They are suggesting a repair, I personally think they should be replacing both lower leg units.

What would you do?
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Should also point out that i have still to pay about 7,000.


Minimum lower units, how many hours do you have on them ?
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Old 16 September 2009, 10:32   #4
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It was off a trailer and the engines have 7.5 hours!
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I would also look at the saddles and the transom area - can't have done them any good!!!

Now I know why I tend to try to do everything myself............
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Repaired skegs on all-but new engines? I don't think so.
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It was off a trailer and the engines have 7.5 hours!

Well new bottom ends minimum/ new engines would be my starting point and i'd push hard for them
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Yeh Surely its their fault then. I would get an independent engineer to do a report on the engines as codders said there may be more damage than is obvious. So they cant just fob you off with new bottom ends.

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I would push for new engines, and compensation for down time, though would probably settle for new gearboxes + compensation.
I definetley wouldnt accept a repair, or a new lower gear case castings, as i wouldnt trust them to set up the gearbox internals preload and backlash correctly.
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I wouldn't accept anything less than new engines and repair to any other damage.
Ask them for their insurance details!
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