Good stuff guys, all of it makes sense. I know of a guy who had his new boat trailered by the marina, a trailor tire caught fire, burned a hole into his new boat. They bondoed it, buffed it out, and never told him. He always wondered why his boat was heavy on on side.
"they all lean that way said his dealer." One winter he went to look at his boat and a giant ice barnacle was encrusted on the side of his boat. He had a surveyor look at it, he found the bondo and determined it soaked up water and the dealership finally admitted what they had done. The insurance company wrote off the boat as unsafe to use and had it cut up.
The owner got a new boat from a different dealer.