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rseate

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Sunday morning I picked my boat up from my dry slip at my marina. I had them put the boat in the water overnight Friday night as I knew I was going to take the boat out before they opened (6:00am). I pull the boat in January to do the annual engine maintenance and get it detailed. Once I had the boat back to my winter covered storage area I noticed that a weld on one of the horizontal tee top supports was cracked. As I was washing the boat I found several cracks running horizontal along the transom where the bilge drain plug is as well as a large crack radiating from my engine bracket. The next morning my fiberglass tech went by to look at the cracks and discovered a crack in the engine bracket. I contacted a marine surveyor to inspect that boat and hopefully he will be there today. I am wondering if they inadvertently dropped the boat on the storage bunks the last time they took it out. I reached out to the marina manager and asked him to review any security footage they may have to see if he can possibly spot the incident. I posted this on The Hull Truth as well. I'm not trying to start a witch hunt for the marina (I've never posted their name & won't). Just hopeful that someone may have seen something like this before and could help shed some light on a possible cause.

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My 2016 2320 had the same crack in the bracket.

parker stepped up and replaced the bracket with a more robust one with additional support gussets and strengthening.

not sure, but if I remember correctly the bracket has a 3 year warranty from Armstrong.
 
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I saw your thread on this on the THT, you seem to have such great attitude about the ordeal. I admire that.
(I would have lost my $h.t)
 

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I saw your thread on this on the THT, you seem to have such great attitude about the ordeal. I admire that.
(I would have lost my $h.t)
Thank you!
Trust me, I’ve used every swear word there is internally. But, I’ve tried to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Ultimately, I’m pretty certain what happened and it didn’t involve the boat while it was being operated under power. However being able to prove that is another matter. I’m 60 years old, I’ve spent my whole adult life in the commercial building business. I’ve told both of my adult daughters there isn’t one person that I’ve ever been in a business deal with that if I saw them coming down the sidewalk I’d be ashamed to greet them and shake their hand. My oldest daughter was recruited by our clients coming out of college and still works for a client today.

I’ve found that as difficult as it may be sometimes to take the high road, when you do you seldom step in horse sh*t…..
 
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