Originally Posted by cwc
Here is something else.
The other day I was looking around and I found this youtube video of a 47 that cracked it's hull.
The video is kind of long but if you go to 17:48 you can see they were crossing the Columbia Bar, I think, and they cracked the hull. 20:57 and 29:40 are the spots were they repaired it.
Do these boats have this problem or is that an operator error?
This sheds some light on something. On a Bayliner specific forum we had someone that had just bought a 4788 and it started leaking in the same place.
I do not know if it was the guy in the you tube video, or a subsequent owner, but I think it might have been the guy in the video.
I know that in the final analysis it appeared that the boat had at some point hit something and that the hull damage had been patched.
I think, actually I am almost sure this is the same boat.
This is a unique situation and not normal for that hull. It is also the only hull issue I've herard of on a 4788 or 4588 with I think a thousand units in service.
7' 7 second seas are very common. What concerns me is that in the video they indicated that they went airborne several times. I cannot imagine going fast enough in a 4788 to become airborne once, more less several times. Something is just not adding up here. Looking at the video they are not in 7' seas. Much smaller.
Here's a core sample from a Bayliner 4788