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Old 06-09-2009, 08:26 AM
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Additionally, in our investigation of this matter we discovered that our factory sales representative personally inspected the boat in October and observed fading from prior use/abuse of the vessel.
I think Fountain said ABUSE, hard to warranty that.

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BTW,hows my spelling ? I,m from the Netherlands too.
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Still a bummer, I had a DONZI with black on the sides, and a little (very little) Black Hydrostream, looks cool but you have to wax almost all the time to keep from fading.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:33 PM
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Fountain did use the word ABUSE,and I was wondering what they mean with ,,abuse ,,
I found it hard to believe on a expensive and almost new boat ,and the fading is on the deck ,how would one want to abuse that ..... it make me think acetone or paint thinner or scotch brite ???? or a load of sand on the deck and have 3 or 4 childeren dancing on the sand with shoes on ,heck I don,t get it ,maybe Sake can tell us more ?
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:00 PM
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I only did drive the boat 5 times only with my son! so i did not abuse the boat there are more thinghs going on read this later.

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Fountain did use the word ABUSE,and I was wondering what they mean with ,,abuse ,,
I found it hard to believe on a expensive and almost new boat ,and the fading is on the deck ,how would one want to abuse that ..... it make me think acetone or paint thinner or scotch brite ???? or a load of sand on the deck and have 3 or 4 childeren dancing on the sand with shoes on ,heck I don,t get it ,maybe Sake can tell us more ?
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:05 PM
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I am guessing that if the boat was ever abused it was done while it was a "demonstrators" boat. Sake - I hope you get some resolution....
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:46 PM
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I think the abuse was probably done by the dealer selling the boat the 2nd time. My guess is they sanded and buffed the sh*t out of it.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:48 PM
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"it would appear that this was indeed a pre-existing condition at the time you purchased this used boat."


I think this line sums it all up. It sucks, but you knew it was there and you had the opportunity to negotiate price based on it's condition.

did the dealer tell you (in writing) that this would be fixed by fountain under warranty.

Now if that is the case, i might be inclined to feel like fountain holds at least a little responsibility for its dealer network. Otherwise, paint it and consider it a lesson learned.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:03 PM
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[Just my 02 worth here] But if that was my boat I would have called the gel coat manufacturer by now and sent them photos and see if they have a rep they could send out to look at the boat and let them call fountain with their opinion, I have some times seen things go from a no way we can help you from the boat manufacturer to a YES we can help you. It's your last fight, If that dose not work then yes the game is over.
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Bought used and with it pre-existing.

Next case.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:50 PM
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what a interesting thread.
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So am I reading this right? The boat was bought used with this condition pre-existing? If that is true, you are skee-rewed.
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