Thank God we're home. And for the bottle of 15-year-old scotch - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 11-02-2007 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
HoffaLives's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: my mother's basement
Posts: 531
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Thank God we're home. And for the bottle of 15-year-old scotch

I forgot was here. Wahoo. I need it. It feels sooooooo good to be back home. Potential Liveaboarders should know the risk of losing home and hearth if their boat needs work by a boatyard.
I'm so glad I found the scotch, 'cause I just went through the itemized billing that is going to be sent to the insurance company. I will NEVER leave my boat in a boatyard for someone else to fix again. Cutting out and replacing stern tube took about 5 days. Pulling drivetrain and replacing took about 4 days. Fainleog has been here for 6 weeks.

Okay, so maybe they're busy. But it's the bill that's got me puking in my mouth.
Interesting how they are charging the insurance co for motor mounts I paid for. It took two hrs (@$85.00/hr) to remove a waterlift muffler that was only attached to the exhaust hose by one clamp. They list 3.5 hrs to clean the boat. They hosed the deck but the cockpit and the interior has got grease and dirt all over the place - never been cleaned. I even found a hose support clamp for the engine in the galley.
I was with the mechanic when we fired up the diesel - it took us about an hour 'cause he had to bleed the system. He buggered up the new oil filter I just put on so he had to replace it, and added a litre of coolant (which I don't think it needed-I filled it up after I replaced the head gasket). Billed a total of 6.5 hrs=$552.00.
There's the "Establish alignment of old stern tube"=8 hours, but the very best is an item that says "look at stern tube" for one hour. I was there. Three of us standing around wondering "how it could have happened".
And on and on. I need a shower. Or another scotch.

It's not my money they're stealing, but ewwwwww. Even the surveyor that told me I HAD to get the boat fixed right away (which was not true) and works with this crew gave me the willies.

It's a sad world, but did I mention that it's damned good to be back home and 15-year-old scotch is the cat's ass?
HoffaLives is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 11-02-2007
Senior Member
 
Freesail99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
So I take it, no pictures ? You should have them remove the motor mount part of the bill. Make you look like a hero to the insurance company. There will be other claims.....

S/V Scheherazade
-----------------------
I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Freesail99 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 10 Old 11-02-2007
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
Hoffa-

Sorry to hear that... but if I were you, I'd contact the state Attorney General's office. What they're doing is committing insurance fraud. If you've paid for the motor mounts, and they're charging the insurance company for them... that's fraud—plain and simple. It also looks like they are padding their hours and their billing.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 10 Old 11-02-2007
baDumbumbum
 
bobmcgov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Windy Wyoming
Posts: 1,126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 36 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
And in a way, it IS your money. That kind of padding shows up every time we pay an insurance premium, in the form of higher rates. It's a circular system of screwage.

Buccaneer18, Grainnia
SJ21, Diarmuid
Albin Ballad 30, Fionn
bobmcgov is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 10 Old 11-02-2007
Cruising
 
RandyonR3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: crusing
Posts: 157
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
 
a few years ago I had a bottom job done. Dropped it off on Sunday afternoon at their dock.. They called me Tuesday morning and said it was done... I picked it up and there was and outragious amount of time on the bill, The only reason I was having it done was that I was to busy at work to do it myself.
Two weeks later I pulled the boat and power washed it.. blew the bottom paint right off the bottom... They didnt get their money.. and when I told them what had happened, never heared from them again.
RandyonR3 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 10 Old 11-02-2007
Hitchin' a ride
 
bestfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
Yeah, you at least have to be there, even if you don't do any work. Just like auto mechanics, look over their shoulder and ask questions.

Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios
bestfriend is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 10 Old 11-02-2007
Aquaholic
 
AjariBonten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Fingerlakes & Great Lakes New York
Posts: 1,139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
 
Regardless of all of it...............

Welcome Home !!!!

I hope things get better for you..

Fred

I got an Old Fat Boat
She's Slow But Handsome
Hard In The Chine, but Soft In The Transom
I Love Her Well, And She Must Love Me
But I think It's Only For My Money
.
..... Gordon Bok
AjariBonten is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 10 Old 11-02-2007 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
HoffaLives's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: my mother's basement
Posts: 531
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Not so fast...see next thread.
HoffaLives is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 10 Old 11-02-2007
Hitchin' a ride
 
bestfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
Good grief, Charlie Brown.

Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios
bestfriend is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 10 Old 11-02-2007
Courtney the Dancer
 
jrd22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,885
Thanks: 4
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
I also say "Welcome home!". A trip to the boatyard is like a preview of hell. I had an estimate once from a reputable boatyard to replace a small section of a bulkhead that was rotten for $3600. My son did it in less than 4 hours, and undoubtedly better than they would have. Just one of many stories we all have. I am celebrating your escape from hell with a good Merlot. Cheerstoyou! John

John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

jrd22 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome