My buddy just received delivery on a brand new boat with the same engines as mine. He has forbidden me to post the brand or the dealer as there are "things" going on right now. But once he saw this he went to a local dealer of the same engine brand for a discussion of their opinion. Needless to say the discussion said basically this: Well it's not "wrong" but for a new aluminum boat it's not what we or any other dealer in town would do. He was told that there would of been two holes in the transom to accommodate the plumbing for the main and the kicker, and solid walled conduit would of been used instead of split and the biggest complaint he has is the opening going into the transom would not be an open hole,3/8 inch hole we can stick our fingers through as the "boot" isn't there it was cut away to accommodate all the hoses.
He decided to have the entire thing re-done. He contacted the other dealer in the Lower 48 they got all defensive etc., which doesn't surprise me. He figures that he's out of the money but wants it done properly not half "you know what".
I told him about this forum but he's not a forum or computer type of guy so I asked his permission to post this for opinions.