Is this Hotboat11 guy REALLY the owner of the boat? Is he this Paul guy from Oklahoma? Or is he just some kid pretending to be the owner? This is nuts.
First, he posts like my 11 yr old does on the kid chat forums. I've never seen anybody on OSO use the little shortcut language like U and UR and that stuff.
Second, he calls names and tells everybody that the previous owner (who is a reputable member here with obviously a lot of boating experience and knowledge) a liar and an incompetent.
Third, if he truly IS the owner, and it isn't that badly damage, then WHY THE HECK doesn't he fix it and sell it as a complete rig. He'd definitely get a better return on it.
I tried for a few days to get him so I could find out more about the drives. I left him a detailed voicemail message about the questions I needed answered. When he returned my calls (yes, he returned them) he left no info, just said to call him back. We chased each other like this a couple of times, each time I left him a repeat of the information I needed regarding the drives. Each time he left me no information other than to call him back. When I finally did get in touch, his wofe/gf answered the phone and told me he was on the other phone. Instead of telling me to hold on a sec, she shouted questions across to him and she shouted them back to me. At that point, when I was told there were no cracks and drives were fine, I was very concerned. Competition Marine out of St Louis was to be the installers for these drives, and they were going to go look at them and inspect them so I was ready to bow out and see what happened.
It's just a weird deal.
Maybe this joker posting here is NOT the guy who owns the boat. I cannot imagine anybody ripping the previous owner like that.
And this "poster", if he is the actual seller, is cutting his throat. Surely he realizes that his buyers either come frequently to this board, or are friends with somebody who does. He would serve his purposes better by playing nice guy around here.
Makes you go hmmmm..