Well, Bruce built my engine, it was about 4 months past due. I showed up to dyno the engine, but it wasn't ready. I finally got my motor about 2 weeks ago. Still don't have a dyno or build sheet. I'm still not on the water. Yet, I don't like everybody ripping on Bruce. Basically, I do not like airing dirty laundry in public as it accomplishes nothing. Am I defending him? NO. What's happening is inexcusable. But I know that despite all the bashing that when Bruce comes back to the board, he'll be as popular as ever and (other than a select few) all will be forgotten.
People's recommendations for Kook to show up and pick up his boat will have accomplished what? Yes, he will have his boat. Will it be ready for the water? No. What will need to be done? Only one person knows. Will he have a pile of drive parts? Proably. Will he have to pay somebody to put the drive back together? Yes. Will that take longer and cost more than Bruce? Yes. Will it get him on the water sooner? No. As frustrating as it is, kook is better off sticking with Bruce.
I know how frustrating it is not to be on the water. Hell, up to the time that I actually got to throttle at LOTO, I hadn't had any seat time for almost a year. My insurance company is still trying to rape me. My new boat is still rigging out. If I am lucky, it'll be done just in time to winterize it. If I had had somebody else doing the work, I would be just as mad as these guys are. It's amazing how long it takes to do this stuff. Hell, I have nearly 4 months in just the dash wiring! That's working on it 4 hours every night, and 25 hours every weekend. That's insane! If I had my dealer spending that amountt of time with nothing to show I would be furious! Building my own boat has given me a whole new appreciation for what riggers go through and the level or frustration that they must deal with. Nothing fits together properly. You never have the correct fitting, connector or wire. Stock kits require custom machining. You name it, and I have been through it.