Firefos there is no doubt that both parties messed up. The problem that I have with this situation is that Pro is now out many thousands of dollars and has absolutely ZERO to show for it. Donger on the other hand sold the boat twice and has all the money from the last sale PLUS all the money that Pro paid him up to that time. You can not have your cake and eat it. As soon as Donger decided that he wanted to sell the boat to some one else then he should have given Pro his money back less the deposit that was clearly marked as non refundable. Again his own contract contradicts what he is doing and itself.