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  1. You are correct, all have them but most do not have air pockets that blowout! Most are covered with nice white Gel coat and never seen.
  2. Ok here is what I have been informed, in my case I had what is called production holes, it’s how the hull are mold work together in some fashion. I also had a twist” of a air pocket formed and blew out. Bottom line things were not done correctly. A correct hull should be smooth and white with a clear coat of gel coat. To correct this deficiency the holes must be enlarged and fiberglass layers should be used for repairs. Then gel coated to match. If not completed correctly then the issue would resurface. So what I got out of them for you guys with exposed production holes with no cracks, it’s a matter of a coat of Gell coat, And for those such as me with blowout holes it more extensive enlarging the holes and filling with layers of fiberglass. Hope this helps.......Yukon
  3. I will get. Back to you as soon as I have some answers, the 3m stuff works well they have many different types, our situation seems much worst, as the hole is really jagged....... drop the Oliver off Monday..........thanks john
  4. Yes we will be there! I should have some answers.. wife’s name is also on the camper with hull number 311........Yukon
  5. One day out from the Mothership docking, scheduled Monday morning.
  6. John, thanks for the article I am familiar with fiberglass boats, having spend 22 years in the Coast Guard. During my day we used steel, and fiberglass boats pretty much for search and rescue. Boston Whaler were the hand lay boat hulls of choice and tough as hell . I actually restored a 13 ft last year, the boat was in great shape for a 90. As you mentioned the Oliver does not need the strength of a Whaler but must be construction correctly in order to be able to give many years of trouble free use. I am spooked over this issue and will insist that they Oliver will make good or replace the unit if so determined. As you can imagine I will be monitoring the hull like a hawk. I at this point have no reason to think they will not uphold there end of the agreement. One of the main reasons we purchased a Oliver was the fact it was a fiberglass unit, as Oliver puts it to be handed down to the next generation. Let’s hope it’s a minor issue, jury’s still out.....Ed
  7. John got that” I figure we will need to leave it, good news it’s still under warranty so I see no issues on that end. I agree with you it appears to be quality control issues. Hopefully it’s a small area. The rest of the belly looks fine, and have never noticed any water loss from any unauthorized locations. If I had not lubricated the suspension system I would have discovered the issue . Will keep you advised on how this turns out.
  8. More to the story, discovered a additional circle mark (thought it was dirt) I ran my fingernail across it and could scrape away uncured fiberglass filler of some sort, Oliver Had to have had issues during production my guess. I doubt stone hit now, they are the same size holes.
  9. Good point never considered that” I remember during our factory tour they said they could remove tanks if all hell broke loose, let’s hope that we need not go in that direction. But that brings up another thought we would not want any repair to adhere to the tank itself. I would loose that option.....
  10. Bill the hole is not as deep as I initially thought, as it hit a tank we think “ after talking to Jason. Have appointment at mothership in a couple of weeks for maintenance and they will have a look at it. Goes to show one needs to crawl under your unit once a year if not more.
  11. Not sure what is going on here, stone throw damage “ seems like a unlikely location for that, as we have not been off asphalt. The hole only penetrates the outer jell coat. Discovered after l lubricated the suspension. May want to put on your coveralls. .....Yukon
  12. Having a hell of a time figuring what preasure to run on Mich LTX M/S 2, LT225/75R16 Tires the Oliver came with . 80 psi Max. got that . Dry weight of Oliver being 4600lbs and gear 400lb including 20% water. I figure around 5000 total. any guesses?
  13. I just noticed the high PSI needed for the Oliver tires, my battery start'' combination air unit does not cut it. What are you guys operating with? thank Yukon.
  14. Here you go '' a couple pictures from the FWD hatch in the Dinette . Its tight in there . I have a tool coming to see if i can get a quarter turn on it.......Thanks for all your help in locating the leak.......
  15. Yes but it is tight, can hand tight only. from the Fwd Dinette seat access. If i can find the right size spanner wrench i maybe able to get a quarter turn.
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