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Re: Do dock lines go with the boat?

Originally Posted by blr972 View Post
Hey guys. I'm buying a boat from a guy and I love the boat but the seller has been completely a pain in the butt from the start. Well long story short I've purchased the boat with a contract stating there were some stuff the seller was going to take with him off the boat. I'm about to take the boat out of his slip to my marina but now he is claiming the dock lines stay. I assumed the dock lines go with the boat and the contract stated everything goes with the boat except for the listed items...the dock lines aren't listed. I've paid him, he's signed over the boat, I think I should be able to keep the lines.

Did I assume wrong? Do you consider dock lines be part of the slip or part of the boat? I need opinions before I start butting heads.

My first impression is its bad karma....give them back to him after all you want 1/2 inch anyway. Legally they probably belong to you soince not listed in contract.


You could solve it the way Solomon would. Cut the baby in half. Give him either half the dock lines (2 a 35 ft) or half the dock lines (4 at 17.5 ft).

Then go out and get new ones and use your old ones as emergency or traveling ones,

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