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I have been having so much trouble even talking civily to these people. The have been very rude! I would hope they have insurance....they all SAY they carry insurance.
The damage was a deep scratch down to the aluminium from the mast plate to just above the top spreaders. The plate was gouged the mast light broken and the forestay at the rop of the roller furler was bent. This meant the the whole forestay had to be replaced as it was a swaged fitting.
Hinckley at Southwest Harbor, Maine loaded and prepped the boat . They did such a "good" job, that the outboard winch on the mast was exposed to salt and grit all across the northern USA during a winter crossing. It was LOADED with gravel on the inside and would not even turn.
Their reply was it was poorly maintained and I never asked them to cover it!!!! Brilliant people taking care of our boats!
The old addage applies..if you want it done right do it yourself!
My opinion of Hickley's Yard is mud! Very expensive and very sloppy.
Last edited by goodhobbes; 04-28-2008 at 08:05 PM.