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10-23-2011 08:07 PM
TakeFive If you read the whole thread, you'll see that there may not be anything for the OP to sue for. The mechanic billed him for work he did. The OP's main complaint is over the excessive time causing him to lose the whole sailing season. But since there was not a contract stipulating deadlines and penalties for missing them, it is highly doubtful any court would award monetary damages for that.
10-23-2011 07:57 PM
Allen-deckard It's 5k or less go to small claims court.
10-23-2011 07:43 PM
epaolino Send lawyers, guns and money...... well two out of three ain't bad.

Good Luck George! Have a good season next year!
10-23-2011 07:33 PM
delite Complain to the Better Business Bureau and sue him in small claims court assuming you have such an animal in the US. Post a note at the marina advising people to be wary of this guy but dont libel him.
10-23-2011 04:16 PM
OlderandWiser Talking to a lawyer costs you nothing. If you decide to persur a case then you pay.
10-18-2011 03:19 PM
Boasun A Mexican Curse: May your life be filled with Lawyers.
10-18-2011 02:44 PM
ftldiver I got nutin'

but maybe this will lighten the mood.

Why is Divorce so expensive?








because its worth it!



seriously GOOD LUCK! you need some.
10-17-2011 03:42 PM
carl762 Well, at the very least, I'm glad to see that you've actually made progress with this clown. The sea trial thing was criminal, in my mind. As far as the lien goes, at least in Oregon, a lawsuit must be filed in order to foreclose on a lien.

Lien companies are hacks, and should be treated as such. Pursue the claim through the AG's office, and anybody else that can cause pain for this clown.

Sorry you lost your season.
10-17-2011 02:56 PM
TakeFive
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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
...On the engine running backwards...unless the transmission ratio is the same in forward and reverse, that might be a problem. Wrong ratios, wrong speeds, wrong loads...Please do look into that carefully before the expert turns around the shift lever.
I've never even owned an inboard, but this is the first thing I thought of when OP mentioned the engine rotating the opposite direction. IMO, the mechanic should have pointed this out to you before selling you the motor, or even the prop. Something really sounds off with this guy.
10-17-2011 02:50 PM
captflood GREETINGS EARTHLING, I do not know US law but if the Mec has the wrong boat manufature down and the work is not up to standard I think yo need a yacht survayer to confirm that you are right to reject the work as not up to standard (legal term in UK.)ask other boaters in the area have they had any dealings with said mec and form a user groupe Go SAFE
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