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Ramon Espinoza says
I just bought a new SeaDoo watercraft and icatch trailer from Joe Harris’s out of San Antonio. At the last minute Joe Harri’s sales team told me the trailer had been recalled, and could not even sell it to me. I believe they were lying to me. I believe that a simple modification and the use of the straps in the rear would of been enough. Can anybody shed some light into this?
Mike Perse says
I don’t know if the dealer would have any reason to lie to you about that since there is a formal recall. I just bought this icatch trailer in May with my Wake Pro. Have used it about 5 or 6 times. On the last outing, I noticed when I got home that the catch hook had come loose and if I hadn’t had the straps on properly the PWC would have come right off the trailer while I was driving home! I thought it was my fault (maybe just forgot to make sure it was locked) so I decided in the future to use a secondary heavy tow strap across the seat of the PWC just in case. Then, when I brought the whole rig into the dealer for the first 10 hour service last week, the tech noticed the release cable had completely seperated from the release handle! Could have been another disaster! Tech didn’t mention a recall at the time I first brought it in and only recently told me that they now have a recall (and though it looks like the recall was made in early June, I never got email or written notice from See Doo, which isn’t right) which will require them to keep PWC and trailer to new parts come in! Problem with a “simple modification” is that while straps can make it safe to tow, you have no way to recover PWC if the latch doesn’t work (no winch) and no way to safely launch on command if the latch release cable is broken, as was mine. The the iCatch concept is neat, but you may want to stick with a traditional trailer until this problem is corrected fully.