BACK FLOODING

         
Number 150014T   MIC: HCT
Company: LIVINGSTON CAT BOATS   Company Official: WH
Model Name: LV14   Model Year:
Problem 1: BACK FLOODING      
Problem 2:      
HIN   Case Open Date: 8/19/2015
Disposition: OPEN   Case Close Date:
Units 208   Campaign Open Date 3/7/2016
Boat Type 14   Campaign Close Date
Severity: H   Last Date: 3/7/2016
Comments:  
BOAT OWNER ED COLLINS COMPLAINED TO THE USCG THAT HIS LV14 POWERED BY A MERCURY TILLER 20HP OB HAVE A SIGNIFICANT WATER INGRESS THROUGH THE TOP OF THE TRANSOM WHEN THE BOAT IS AT PLANING SPEED. THIS FACT AND A SIMILAR OCCURANCE IN A LV12 POWERED BY A 15 HP TILLER TOHATSU OB WAS CONFIRMED BY CWO W HILLYER. LIVINGSTON CLAIMS THAT THEY HAVE NO REPORT OF PROBLEMS WHEN THE LV12 AND LV14 ARE POWERED BY YAMAHA OUTBOARDS, BUT THERE ARE BOATS ALREADY SOLD TO THE PUBLIC THAT WERE NOT PAIRED WITH YAMAHA OB.030716 PLC - CASE CHANGED TO CAMPAIGN, WHICH ACTUALLY STARTED ON 11/11/15. DNR INCOMPLETE WITH 208 AFFECTED UNITS, NO CURS. PROPOSED REPAIR INVOLVES RAISING THE MOTOR MOUNT BY APPROX 3 IN THROUGH AN ALUMINUM MOUNTING KIT.