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Hi all

I bought a brand new Seadoo Spark 3up two months ago. Just after I got a notice of a recall and I returned the ski to the dealer, Riva Motorsport in Pompano Beach.

After the recall the ski was put gently into water and driven for 10 minutes. Them a leakage was discovered as jetski was starting to float deep in the water.

We had the ski lifted up and saw under it. Under the intake grate it was a 4 inch hole in the plastic. This is a part of the ski that clearly is not exposed from any outer damage.

I returned the ski to the dealer, that doubted that I could get this on the warranty. And yes one day later the dealer tell me that the manufactuter doesnt accept this under the warranty.

Now I have a brand new jetski with 20hours on it and more and less total damaged due to water damages, and they ask me to take responsibility myself. Do I have any rights here? I feel totally screwed!!

See the picture of the hole- for me it looks like a piece of the plastic just fell out.
 

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Are you blaming seadoo or the dealer? That's not a warranty issue.. That looks like impact damage from the inside. With that being said I would blame the dealer for the damage. Also this is why you put full coverage on your ski.
 

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Almost looks like it was backed into something... Hard to tell with that photo.
And earlier post should have read back side not inside sorry
 

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If that's inside the intake it looks like you sucked up a nice rock. After you get it fixed. I recommend a depth sounder. Helps to avoid blazing through 2 feet shallow areas you think are 6-10 feet deep or deep enough.
 

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Another first post and quick to blame BRP. Looks like it has nothing to do with how BRP makes a ski. Ironic that OP states that he drove down the ramp gently and it looks as if the ski was backed into something. I could be wrong and if I am, I hope it all gets sorted out.
I don't know if I'm that cynical yet, but Yamaha's negative ad campaign is both strong and unprofessional.
 

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Could there be a problem with the Polypropylene/Fiberglass mix? I know that one user had something under the ski that looked like a crack, but it was the two materials that didn't mix to eachother correctly when making the hull.
 

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You didn't happen to suck up a rope? it looks like a rope tied off at the front and got sucked up and wrapped around the driveshaft and when it tightened up it broke through the plastic. likely out in left field on that one but it didn't just fall out!
 

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I don't think there is anything wrong with the hulls as much as people just running into things and thinking that these are supposed to be stonger than the fiberglass hulls. In my opinion they are the same..you hit something hard, it's going to give. Just like anything else.
 

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I don't think there is anything wrong with the hulls as much as people just running into things and thinking that these are supposed to be stonger than the fiberglass hulls. In my opinion they are the same..you hit something hard, it's going to give. Just like anything else.
I agree, in some cases the plastic may be more durable, where a fiberglass hull would crack the plastic may just flex, but there will be a point where it will just crack out too, fiberglass is easier to patch a hole, plastic can be repaired as well but limited to how big of a hole that can be repaired. plastic is much lighter than fiberglass and cheaper to produce, so just like everything else there are advantages and disadvantages.
 
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