Lack of STEERAGE CONTROL, 2014 236 Fun-Deck
After numerous talks with Ms. Terri Gipson regarding the lack of Steering Control on my newly purchased 236 Fun-Deck, I finally met another Fun-Deck owner ( Capt. Glenn ). His boat is a 2012 212 fun-deck.
I introduced my-self, and immediately asked him what he thought of the "Control Capability" of the boat. His immediate response was " You mean LACK of CONTROL don't you". Unfortunately, we both had a good laugh over this. The next several minutes were spent discussing how many times our boats has been directed into Sea-Walls, Pilings, floating Docks, and all of the various places that we intended to "Dock" our boats.
We both possess high tonnage USCG master licenses, and are arguably well qualified to handle these Fun-deck boats.
I have been silent with my problem for well over a year, and have not reached out to Hurricane since.
Let me tell you that now that another owner and I have found mutual ground, the word of these un-sea worthy vessels will be spread.
Both Capt. Glenn and I welcome any comment from the engineers, or corporate officers who may have any answer for us.
Your reputation is on the line now that we have met each other, and we WILL talk very LOUDLY about the problem at hand.
Capt. Robert J. Gilligan