Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New England USA
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Over due work on boat
Sounds like you keep your boat at the same marina I keep mine! There are so many reasons a project can be delayed. I keep up good contact with the owner and the managers at the marina. Everytime there has been a delay, there has been a reasonable explanation. I have suffered more than my share of issues, but nothing that couldn''t be straightened out. What was the nature or the work being done? If it is anything beyond normal spring (and in your case, now summer) commissioning, they should be able to give you some indication of the resaons.
I place my spring commissioning order and launch date with them in the fall, BEFORE my boat even comes out of the water. That way they can arrange winter storage in the yard so that there are not too many boats with later launch dates between me and the pit.
Unless there is a failure to perform clause in the work order you signed, there will be no way to recover any "losses" or charge them a penalty. If you short pay the bill, they will have a right to place a mechanics lien on your vessel, and that would be a real mess.