Bought a new 2010 C180 SE 255hp. Had bad cavitation, took it back and the ride plate wasnt sealed. Got the boat back and it was better but still had the problem. Ran out of summer and had to store the boat.
Took the boat back this season, they claimed that the wear ring is worn beyond spec. The spec is 14 thou and mine is worn to 15 thou. I have 20 hours on the boat and they wont warranty the ring because its a wearable item. So I pay to replace it. They checked the carbon seal, the pump seal and the ride plate again. Called me today and said they tested it and that it was fixed.
I took it down to the river after work, it is better but I still cannot launch using full throttle. The best I can do is 50% and then it cavitates after that.
Extremely dissapointed with this boat. Taking it back to the dealer tomorrow.
Is there honestly any one that owns one of these boats that can be sitting at a dead stop in the water, slam the throttle all the way forward and have the boat launch without cavitating?
i would be interested to hear any kind of success story with one of these boats. Everyone I have talked to in person has this problem and most of the jet boat forums are littered with horror stories about this boat.
RedroosterMember Since 03 Jun 2010
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