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Possible lawsuit against Scarab/Glastron/RBH (discussion thread)

Discussion in 'Scarab Jet Boats' started by ScarabMike, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. ALAN MANN SR.

    ALAN MANN SR. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    98
    Location:
    Wimauma, Florida
    Ratings:
    +38 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Scarab
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    HO Impulse
    Boat Length:
    16
    I am looking at a little over $700.00 for a supercharger rebuild in 58 hours. That is a complete rebuild.
     
  2. Derenzy

    Derenzy New Member

    Messages:
    27
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Scarab
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    HO Impulse
    Boat Length:
    19
    wow. why so soon?
    especially if its supposed to last 200 hours

    the boat i'm looking at I'm sure hasnt' been done, only 80 hours, but 4 years old - that's a shitty bill every 2 years
    side question - does these scarab HO's super chargers need premium gas for the supercharge engine?
     
  3. ALAN MANN SR.

    ALAN MANN SR. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    98
    Location:
    Wimauma, Florida
    Ratings:
    +38 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Scarab
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    HO Impulse
    Boat Length:
    16
    I have 141 Hrs. on it now. YES
     
  4. Beachbummer

    Beachbummer Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    674
    Location:
    Houston TX
    Ratings:
    +393 / 7
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2008
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    23
  5. ALAN MANN SR.

    ALAN MANN SR. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    98
    Location:
    Wimauma, Florida
    Ratings:
    +38 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Scarab
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    HO Impulse
    Boat Length:
    16
    Yes that is pull it yourself, ship to them and then install yourself. Hope you don't run into any problems. And also better be good at it and have the proper tools.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2018
  6. Dwayne Henderson

    Dwayne Henderson Active Member

    Messages:
    46
    Location:
    Wiarton Ontario/Bonita Springs FL
    Ratings:
    +42 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    FSH
    Boat Length:
    19
    Can anyone confirm that most of these issues have been addressed on the 2018 255 opens? I’m getting close to trading in my Yamaha FSH 190 for the Scarab. I was also considering the FSH 210, but now I’m undecided. My Yamaha 190 is a bit under powered for what I do. I think the 255 open with 200’s would be perfect. When I got my Yamaha, it had all kinds of issues, but it wasn’t about to sink. This carbon seal thing, and a hit or miss engine alighnment issue seems unreasonable.
     
  7. ALAN MANN SR.

    ALAN MANN SR. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    98
    Location:
    Wimauma, Florida
    Ratings:
    +38 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Scarab
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    HO Impulse
    Boat Length:
    16
    I own a 2015 165 HO with a 250 HP from new with very few issues. I think the carbon seal issue is because of not reading the owners manual and over heating it when flushing. I flush mine every time I use it and have 145 hrs. on her and I use it in salt water all the time. One minute, or two max. Ingesting rope or other debris will damage any jet boat. Engine alignment I am not to sure of but have not seen many issues of that. And as far as the 200 HP to the 250 HP I would go for the 250's because the only difference is the placement of the intercooler. I would rather have the intercooler outside the engine not inside the intake. And the big thing here is MAINTENACE. Keep her clean and lubed.
     
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  8. Dwayne Henderson

    Dwayne Henderson Active Member

    Messages:
    46
    Location:
    Wiarton Ontario/Bonita Springs FL
    Ratings:
    +42 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    FSH
    Boat Length:
    19
    Appreciate the guidance. My issue with going from 200hp to 250hp is the extra $5000.00. Seems like a lot for very little performance improvements.
     
  9. ALAN MANN SR.

    ALAN MANN SR. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    98
    Location:
    Wimauma, Florida
    Ratings:
    +38 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Scarab
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    HO Impulse
    Boat Length:
    16
    All I am saying is you might regret it later down the road. not to say the 200,s don't have enough power but another 100 horses can't hurt. Good luck with your decision and boat shopping.
     
  10. Joseph Baxter

    Joseph Baxter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    97
    Ratings:
    +77 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Scarab
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    HO Impulse
    Boat Length:
    19
    I am super late to this thread. We own the first out of production line Scarab 195 HO Impulse. Can someone summarize the issue please? Anything would be appreciated. From what I am reading there is an issue with the carbon seal coming loose? Is that the only issue addressed for the water intrusion? I have had a lot of QC issues: screws backing out, nuts backing out, arm rest falling off, bolster seat broken, throttle panel broke off (and the knuckle heads have no idea what part to send me even after I give them part number and picture). Biggest thing now is the fact that I cannot find a local dealer to clear the maintenance light for me. My dealer has since stopped selling and the Seadoo places cannot get the program unless they are a Scarab dealer. Completely disappointed with what I just mentioned.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2018 at 10:34 AM
  11. scokill

    scokill Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    910
    Location:
    Rowlett, TX
    Ratings:
    +562 / 7
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2008
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    23
  12. ApelilaRains

    ApelilaRains Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    91
    Location:
    Prosper, Tx
    Ratings:
    +101 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Scarab
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    Wake
    Boat Length:
    25
    I own a 2018 Scarab 255 Wake back in late Sept 2018. I have over 25 hours on it since and so far so good. Before we picked up our boat, the dealer went through an astringent check list verify that all "concerned" popular issues are looked at before we departed the shop and as well as a 2 hours walk through with is on the water. SO FAR (knock on wood), we have not had any issues at all.
     
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  13. Slugger55

    Slugger55 Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    476
    Location:
    Crestview, FL
    Ratings:
    +274 / 20
    Boat Make:
    Other
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    23
    The other issue is the exhaust hose leaving the water box and passing through the transom 20170916_112941 1.jpg 20170916_112941 1.jpg 20170916_112911.jpg 20170916_112911.jpg . It just falls off due to the clamps either are not tight or fail. There is a recall on those items...
     
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  14. russ chambers

    russ chambers New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Scarab
    Year:
    2013
    Boat Model:
    Impulse
    Boat Length:
    19
    My Scarab 195 Ho impulse, 2015 65 hours It worked fine for the first MI summer. Than the second summer happened. 1) I was out in Lake Michigan when the pilots chair fell off. 500 bucks 2) out in Lake Lansing I lost thrust thought I suck something up but nothing in the intake. Limped back into the launch took it to the marina. They stayed it was a issue with the impeller 2,500 bucks later and lost 2 months of 2nt summer. 3) last week out in lake Lansing with family and Lost thrust again, this time the boat was filling up with water where the Driveshaft comes into the Engine compartment Faster than the bilge pump could pump out luckily there was one jatskier here in the Lake able to get us to lunch before we sink And the best part is, needs a new Engine and the marina is telling me two months if I’m lucky. So I’ve been paying on a boat loan all these year and I won’t be able to have are boat for most of this summer I am so mad and it seems The marina and scarab don’t even care.

    Best
    Russ
     

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