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Please share as we could all learn from you misfortune

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Please do enlighten us as to what the facts really were.


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chucklehead
thinning the herd
clamhead
numbskull
uneducated

Seems this is all a breach of "the Rules"

This was my boat, briefly - I am none of those things.

Your ignorance of the facts is profound.

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Is one of you going to stand up and throw shoes at the other??

The Boat blew up because they failed to inspect for fuel leaks and Failed to Ventilate for five minutes.

Remember: One cup of gasoline is evequivilent to sixteen sticks of Dynamite...

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In short, ASSUME the worst, its YOUR money. If you don't get something checked out before you buy it, thats ALL on you, don't come crying when it goes ka-boom, and don't blame anyone else BUT yourself. Writ of merchantability, my aunt fanny.
From the perspective of an individual boat buyer, this is a sensible view to take given that it's your own safety on the line. We should all strive to make sure that the boats we sail are maintained and operated in a manner that will not kill people.

As a matter of public policy, however, I disagree with the view quoted above. If a seller is aware of major defects in a boat and fails to disclose them, there should be some blame. Otherwise, all the incentives lean towards withholding information or even being outright dishonest. I don't think it is a good thing when a seller (or anybody else) must choose between honesty and personal gain.

In the case of the specific seller mentioned in this thread, it will be interesting to see how it all plays out in court. The point that it will be difficult to prove the seller knew is a good one. Whatever the outcome of the court case, I hope that both buyers and sellers of boats will take all reasonable measures to ensure that boating remains a (mostly) safe and (mostly) affordable recreational activity.
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