Re: Boston Whalers, a sullied legend.


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Posted by Patrick on January 19, 2005 at 09:55:17:

In Reply to: Boston Whalers, a true legend. posted by Captain Tim on January 18, 2005 at 18:22:33:

Tim,
You're lucky you got one of the good ones.
A few years back the USCG forced a recall of a big number of the Boston Whaler products when it was discovered that some of the night assembly crews were merely stuffing old newspaper between the double-hulled boats instead of injecting the chemical foam. It seems that the old newspapers didn't maintain the the unsinkable claim, and several disgruntled owners had to rename their unexpectedly submerged BWs after that other unsinkable vessel - the Titanic.

Glad you got a tough one. The charter business is tough enough without having to fight shoddy equipment.

Stay wet.

Patrick


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