Got my boat fixed for the 2nd time at the place across from fleet farm last Nov. They do very poor work and I would know I have 14yrs in the paint industry. Crack he fixed came back and just shady work overall. Told me i hit something...really.....Well to my suprise today while putting my rear battery In i noticed water in my hull......my plug was in as usual after I drain the one drop after loading it up it goes back in. We'll he must of kept my boat outside in quite a bit of rain. I was under the understanding that he called when it was done and was going to have it in right away. Should of talked about that in depth and yes I should of pulled plug out. Will get back into habit of keeping it out again.
Fiberglass repair shop horrible
I keep it in since last year when i launched the boat without the plug in and told myself leave the thing in....boat doesn't take on any water....I pull it at the landing every time when loaded up...little sleep ...young kids tend...to do stupid things.....like not putting the plug in lol...I will get back into the habit of taking it out as the law will change like you guys said.....I guess I should of asked if boat would be inside or not....but ya prob shouldn't have left it in dumb on my part but as far as the quality of work not happy....this just was just the icing on the cake....if it was my shop i wouldn't give a customer the quality of work he gave me twice.
Located on pop st....fleet farm on wisconsin....appleton boat repair.
As others have said you should always pull the plug when not on the water. Isn't it law now?
Just curious as to which Fleet Farm that you are referring to. The two Fleet Farms in my area don't have a fiberglass repair shop across the street.
They pull the plug on a owners boat who has never pulled his, and don't tell them. That would be a much bigger issue. Like mine for example. I wouldn't want them touching mine. Next time cover it or pull the plug.
I'm just curious as to why you don't leave the plug out until you're ready to launch? I pull the plug out when I pull the boat out of the water and don't put it back until I launch again. May as well start because it'll likely become law as it is already in MN.
I would hardly find fault with a fiberglass shop for not pulling your plug. If my boat was going to be left outside, I certainly wouldn't expect anyone but myself to have my boat prepared to be left outside.