Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Nolance    18

So I pulled up my carpet recently, and I noticed in three different areas that I have some blistering going on.  Each area is about 2 x2 and consists of about 20-30 small blisters. 

We typically pull out the carpet every couple of weeks to clean and to clean the deck and have never noticed this before.  Just curious to see if anyone has every seen this before.  What was the solution and did you have a problem with Supreme covering this under warranty?

BTW, 2016 S226

Thanks

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My buddies 17 RI237 had gel voids, get it too your dealer , factory should step up.

this thread needs pics

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BigGbigD2    0

Sorry to be there bearer of bad news, but I just had the factory tell me in warranty on blisters on my 2016 226. I was told to reference the owners manual about blisters and dis coloration. I am waiting for the attorney to contact them for me, but doesn't look good. 

So funny after watching/reading the websites 5 year unconditional warrant just to be told no for warranty to fix issue. Dealership is a joke as well. Told me I dod not wax the boat properly. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well no boat should be left in the water for any length of time without bottom paint. What's a "length" of time, who knows. I don't float mine for longer than two weeks typically. The warning is on the very front page of the manual, and is a typical guideline with fiberglass. Luckily, they are mostly just cosmetic.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MFaso    56
9 hours ago, Race City Marine said:

Well no boat should be left in the water for any length of time without bottom paint. What's a "length" of time, who knows. I don't float mine for longer than two weeks typically. The warning is on the very front page of the manual, and is a typical guideline with fiberglass. Luckily, they are mostly just cosmetic.

Eh, salt water maybe but I don't think this should be an issue in fresh water. My boats have been in the lake all summer every year and I never once had an issue. My boat was in from April to October this year and I don't have any issues. I did the same with my previous boat for many year in a row, no issues.

BUT, maybe the temp of the water also has an effect on it. I'm just speculating. The water temp here never hits 80. It's low 70s most of the summer, maybe even high 60s if we don't have any heat waves.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chenige    83

Cracks me up. Most boats on s lake are put in in the spring and pulled out in the fall. There would be mass mayhem if this issue happened to everyone. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, chenige said:

Cracks me up. Most boats on s lake are put in in the spring and pulled out in the fall. There would be mass mayhem if this issue happened to everyone. 

People that do that either paint the bottom or their boat looks so crappy when it comes out you could never tell if there were blisters. Not letting a Fiberglass boat sit in the water without paint is like boat ownership 101. I️ know very few out of hundreds of nice wakeboats around me that are floated on the water all year. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
nailem    29

I didn't think anyone in their right mind would put bottom paint on a wakeboard boat. 

I kept my boat in the water for years with no blisters. Pulled once a month and cleans with oxaclic acid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
luluzer    53

I float mine and got a small case of blisters this year. Floated my 226 last 2 years before that and it blistered also. I hear it's something to do with the alkaline or acidic level in the water? I just assumed i was paying some carmic debt.

I have spoken to several people (dealer -boardco, Malibu dealer, couple of gel coat guys and my cousin Larry who is an expert on everything): most recommend a treatment called anti-fowling for those that want to float. This treatmernt is supposed real the gel coat to stop the blistering, and is a one time treatment.

The paint treatment, as I was told, is prevention for algae stains/growth. Yes it looks like crap but saves the bottom from becoming its own biospace. Honestly I am probably too vain to paint even tho I know the effort it takes to keep the bottom clean, but plan to try out the anti-fowling treatment so she can float this year. Even if just comesmetic, I am too vain to have bumps also . . .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
nailem    29

To my knowledge antifouling is bottom paint. It has a herbicide in it that prohibits algae growth. I grew up on Lake Erie and would paint antifouling paint on all my I/O boats. There are several different types. 

When I bought my inboard I tried antifouling wax but it did not work. Maybe there is a clear antifouling product? I have seen adds for a gelcoat treatment that is supposed to protect from fading. Maybe it is antifouling also?

Bottom paint/ antifouling paint on an inboard to me would be like naming an inboard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea, always been my understanding that antfouling is bottom paint. Ugly if applied yourself. A good bottom paint job will cost thousands. 

Ceramic coating "wax" is supposed to be good stuff. Will it be a barrier against moisture, maybe. However based on what I've seen it will sure keep the hull of the boat much cleaner. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
InfinitySurf    281

I think bottom paint on wakeboat would severely depreciate the value. Personally I would not consider buying one.

Back when I owned I/O's....I had a SeaRay that was professionally done and after 3yrs (trailering, not leaving in water for any amount of time), it was starting to come off and would leave residue at waterline that I had to wipe off after every outing. Hated it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recent Status Updates

    • MajaKazazic

      Are you  engineering students and searching for homework help services?helpmeinhomework.com provide all types of engineering assignment homework help services.helpmeinhomework has a reputation of providing premium quality online engineering assignment help for over a decade. Students all over the world find our services effective and reliable.Our Engineering Topic computer science,help with electrical engineering ,mechanical engineering,civil engineering...etc

      · 0 replies
    • MatthewsDave

      Sometimes it is normal for students to have trouble completing their finance assignments on time, seeking help from the team of experts in finance assignments to complete the assigned work on time. With the effective guidance of finance homework, we also strive tirelessly to improve your grade.
      Expert teams are available at any time to assist you in all types of topics related to your finance assignment, allowing you to easily complete finance homework on time to get an A + grade. You can certainly gather a lot of important information under the guidance of our energetic Finance faculty.
       
       

      · 0 replies
    • harlobra

      Heading to Lake Ouachita Arkansas in the morning for a week of houseboating and surfing.
      · 0 replies
    • Nick213

      Ordered a  sewlong cover...... hope it's as good as everyone says since there almost double the cost of others.
      · 3 replies
    • luluzer

      Winterization tomorrow for this homie. Seemed like the season flew by - let's hope winter does the same. 
      · 0 replies
    • Guest

      Guest  »  dittrimd

      Just read your message regarding restoring your Barefoot Falcon.  I have a 1991 Barefoot Falcon with exact same floor issues.  I also had to replaced the stringers and am in the process of replacing the floor.  My question is regarding the need to replace the foam.  Like you I have several hundred pounds of saturated foam removed and I am not certain to replace it or leave it without foam.  Do you are anyone know if the foam is necessary for any structural support, or is it just for sound and flotation?
      · 0 replies
  • Topics

  • Popular Contributors

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.