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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-01-2018, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Paint bubbles / blisters in footwell 2017 FX

The paint in the footwells of my 2017 FX SVHO is blistering. I noticed this later in this summer season. I store my waverunner on a floating dock next to my 2015 VX. both with Yamaha covers. the covers allow rain water through and the footwells fill with water on a regular basis. My 2015 is fine, no paint problems.


My dealer said it happens to others and Yamaha will not fix it. I then heard a different dealer is getting Yamaha to repaint the units that are blistering.


Anyone else have this problem? Has the dealer or Yamaha fixed it?


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-08-2018, 05:53 AM
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You say the "paint" in the footwells, do you mean the gelcoat? It's two completely different things. Gelcoat blistering is an issue that sometimes happens with fiberglass boats. When it occurs in a new or newer boat, it usually is a defect from the manufacturing process, Google it for a complete explanation.
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It is my understanding that a 2017 FX is painted.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-08-2018, 08:40 PM
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Yes, your ski is painted.
That being said, Yamaha should repaint as it is a defect and should be under warranty. Try calling Yamaha directly and talk to customer service.
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