about a month ago, i got an 07 x-30. on the test run, someone ran over a rock beneath the surface. i made the sales guy take the boat out so we could assess...the prop was damaged, the blades were bent, he says not to worry, that they'll replace the prop first thing in the morning. claiming he didn't have keys to take the boat back to the lot, he had me do the paper work there, drive the boat/trailer to my house for the night & bring it back to the shop the next am. basically, didn't he just sell me a damaged boat? (but that's not the heart of the issue)
prop was replaced & next day we put it in the water. speedometer read about 5 mi. fast. the gauges weren't consistant (ballast, gas), there was a noticeable vibration in the drive shaft, & (this is the clincher) if you let go of the wheel at anything above 12-1500rpm, the boat hooks to the left--enough to practically make a u-turn!
take boat out & bring to service dept. according to them: there was a coupler loose that caused the vibration & the steering was found to be off-center, so they fixed that & all gauges were working fine on the lot. swell.
put boat back in the water. steering was better at first, then the left u-turn thing happened again. also, when i turned to the right to fetch my boarder, the steering "locked up" halfway thru the turn. the ballast & gas gauge was like watching a ping-pong game...i felt like i was driving a bumper boat.
spare me the rude comments, what i need is some truly worthwhile input, please. thanks, guys!