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Spider Cracks from under forward bow cleat (installed by Malibu)


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was rafted up with some other boats on some fairly mild water. Apparently one of the small rollers that came through caused enough tourqe on the cleat it put some nice spider cracks radiating from around one of the holes that is drilled for the mount. I was rafted up the week prior taking on much bigger swells with out a hint of cracking so this has me scratching my head.

My question is, do you think this should be warranty work or am I SOL? Just looking for second opinions here. LMK if you need more info.

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One thing you can do is remove (some or all) of your cleats and measure the thickness of the material that the cleat is bolted through, if the spider cracked one is significantly less you may have basis for a defect claim. Other than that it is a tough one and see what folks more knowledgeable with warranty claims opin.

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I think this would be warranty as is this not what cleats are for? they should be able to withstand some movements, stresses etc.............

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Thanks for all the suggestions and responses. I am gonna pull the cleats and

compare. It's a 2010 right at the 1 year mark (a little over so I might be SOL)

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