This was not a satisfactory repair for me, and after some complaining the boat was taken back into the shop where the chine repairs where grinded down. During this time large pin holes where present along the chine and the attempt to fix this issue was to use a TIG welding process in the overhead position to repair the 40 or 50 pin holes.
This welding process has clearly failed with those as the welds on the pin holes have fallen out and it appears the welding manager was correct in its complexity. I was surprised that when I suggested the boat needed to be turned upside down in order to use the correct welding position and process I was informed the factory doesn’t have the equipment to do that. Less than one week out of the factory the cracks above the door re-appeared and more cracks where discovered between the console and the steps despite being at the factory for more than 30 days. On the next use, 3 weeks later after a day on the water, after putting the boat on the trailer I noticed major buckling on the gunnels and the hull is now bent at the last frame and the metal has fatigued and the bow structure supports have failed.
The reason being 1. Fatiguing above the cockpit door. 2. Fatiguing between the consoles.
3. Buckling of aluminum both sides on the forward gunnels 4. Cracking both sides on the main chine welds 5. Failure of forward bow structure supports 6.
Buckling of the main hull section 7.
The fatigue of welds where the chine and the gunnel meets 8. The flexing of the metal between the chine and the gunnel is causing the metal to chip off.
Product or Service Mentioned: Rh Boats Boat Repair.
Reason of review: Bad quality.