Join Date: Mar 2006
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OK freaking rant mode back on -- I thought we had everything worked out but there was one slight issue with the survey which I thought we had covered in the condtions of the acceptance. The Marina (same name as the brokers) would not allow my surveyor to go up the mast. As a result, we were not able to deterimine if the anchor light worked, or was even installed as we could not see it from the ground in daylight. After I got home from the survey, I discussed this with the broker and he assured me that they had checked with binoculars in the evening and the anchor light was there. I said that was fine, but wanted it in the acceptance. When I got the acceptance it was written to indicate I was satisfied with the survey and sea trial and we'd agreed to a price reduction. Not quite -- neither I nor the surveyor I'd hired were able to determine the presence/condition of an anchor light - but the broker says its there. Problem is, someone has to be on the line for the anchor light -- so I added words to the acceptance saying the seller and the broker warranted the anchor light was there and working.
I'm not relying on the brokers word precisely becuase they say they will not be responsible. On some level I feel like I'm being an ass hat but, I'm pissed that the broker/boat yards rules put us in this postion. It would not be in quesiton if my surveyor had been allowed aloft. I hate being so stubborn but I spent nearly $400 fixing a $20 anchor light on my last boat.
To irritate me even more, the broker let this slide for 2 days while I thought every thing was on track.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36