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post #11 of 16 Old 04-15-2007
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All major manufacturers have problem years and problem boats, including Catalina, Beneteau and J. All surviving manufacturers address their problems, or they go out of business. As an aside, there is an annual trans-Atlantic cruiser race, and in 2006 the weather was a bit nasty, but still about 150 boats participated. One boat, a Camper Nicholson, was dismasted. Two Hunters, and Beneteaus and Jeanneaus (not to mention Swans, Oysters, etc.) did the event with no problem. No Catalinas.
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Not to be a smart-a**, but are there years where they haven't had QC issues?

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Last August 06 I was in a Hunter/ Catalina Dealer's showroom ready to buy a new 26 footer. He stated a new '06 Hunter 25 arrived with blisters and cracking, Hunter refused to pay him for the repairs and wouldn't take the boat back. He argued with Hunter and as a result quit being a Hunter dealer.

Now is this true ? I don't know, he was overly pushy with his Catalinas 'check the web' he kept telling me, buy today ahave it deliver by Christmas before the price goes up, don't wait. He felt too much like a used car salesman.

I don't know if i believe him and his stories. He may just get a larger commission off Catalinas and this may be why he switched. I don't know but if i had to guess.
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I believe that's BS. Particularly regarding Blistering. How does a new boat that has not seen water (other than 1 day for testing in FL.) blister? I've been to factory and have seen the QC they have in place. I highly doubt that story. I’m not a boat builder and I don’t pretend to be, but blistering on new gelcoat? BTW there is a 5 year warrentee on the Hunter Hulls so even if the dealer had fixed it himself he would have been made whole.

I think your instincts are right, Their is something else going on with that.

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Sounds like BS. I have also done a lot of shopping lately. The local Catalina dealer trashed Hunters and Beneteaus. The local Hunter, Beneteau and J dealers said nothing bad about Catalinas, just asked to compare equivalent boats and their features. They are all decent boats for what they are designed to do, factoring in the price; it just depends on what you are looking for.
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