i would think that pier 57 taking the boat back in for repairs while the customer still owed them money was smart! they then had possision of the boat and could control its release. After Harris wrote the checks paying the boat in full pier 57 got there payment in full. of course the stop payment is another issue. it sounds as if they were paid in full both for the boat and the repairs at one time.
in our business no mon no fun nothing leaves without payment.