Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Luhrs 41 Convertible Recall

The Luhrs Coropration has put out a voluntary recall on the first 38 of the 41 Convertible Hulls built due to a port-side heel problem as well as a potential bow-steering issue. If you own Hull No. 101-139 you should contact the builder soon:

Dear Luhrs 41 Convertible Owner,

The Luhrs Corporation has received reports from a few owners that, under certain conditions, early versions of its 41 Convertible may heel to port while underway. It has also been reported that this condition can sometimes lead to slight to moderate bow steer.

To date, Luhrs has received no reports of accidents or injuries that have resulted from this condition. Because of these reports, the Luhrs Design and Engineering staff has conducted sea trials on several of the vessels and, thus far, have been unable to reproduce the condition.

The testing was conducted while using information supplied to us by current 41 Convertible owners. Despite these inconclusive test results and in the interest of safety, Luhrs Corporation has made the decision to conduct a voluntary recall of hull numbers 101 through 139 inclusive in order to perform a hull modification. The procedure consists of extending the existing hull tunnels by 5 inches and creating a rocker along the hull bottom at the transom. This will provide added assurance against the possibility of an occurrence of the reported instability. To date, the hull modification was performed on seven of the subject vessels.
LHRPC101F304 through LHRPC139A505

Luhrs Marine Corporation will perform the hull upgrade to all of the above vessels at its expense including, if necessary, transportation to the location where the modifications will be performed. As an added measure, Luhrs Corporation is in the process of contacting all owners of the subject vessels by telephone to help with arrangements for making the upgrade while answering any questions that may arise. Failure to comply with the voluntary recall and free upgrade may result in abnormal heeling and the possibility of slight to moderate bow steer.

If you have any questions regarding this recall, please contact Luhrs Corporation Customer Service Department at 800-248-2980 or send an e-mail to and we will assist you in making arrangements for this free upgrade.

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