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    Rusting stainless steel

    coopcarlcoopcarl USAMember Posts: 1
    My 2016 SS203OB's stainless steel started rusting after one month.  Ingman Marine in Sarasota told me it was my fault for not polishing the stainless.  Hurricane told me it was not under warranty but after mentioning that I would go on social media to see if anyone else was having this problem they agree to replace most of the stainless.  Now after three weeks it is all rusting again.    Anyone else having the same problems?


    • omar174omar174 Mid-Atlantic Member Posts: 167 ✭✭✭
      My 2004 is wet slipped in salt water 4 months out of the year. No significant rust.
      2003 GS211 Yamaha 150 HP OX66
    • drolstondrolston USAMember Posts: 3
      Cheap Chinese stainless may rust.  Replacement is generally prohibitive.  Check with West Marine for products to minimize the maintenance. The builder needs to upgrade quality assurance in that area. 
    • cpufixer1cpufixer1 Member Posts: 52 ✭✭
      I get spots through-out the year. I found Flitz works the best. Expensive, but works.
    • tjohnson46tjohnson46 Member Posts: 2
      Yes, we have the very same problem!  We bought ours New in 2016  SS 231 OB.  We paid a fortune for it and we are  very disappointed!!!  The stainless is VERY cheap!  Why in the word did  they ruin the great tradition of a fine boat - well loved in Florida?    It is very hard to keep up with all of the rust running down the boat!!!  Sure seems like the older Hurricanes are far better - WHY did they change for the cheaper stainless?  
    • amayaroseamayarose Member Posts: 12 ✭✭
      naval jelly
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