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Old 10-15-2005, 08:44 PM
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Finally got the Fountain back from DEA today. Rbr2328 and I retrieved it from a yard about 50 miles from where it disappeared 2.5 years ago. It's not pretty, but it is mine again.

The hull has some scarring from a fire that was outside the boat, and the interior is a mess. After some screw removal and some jumping we got the bilge open. The motors and mechanicals look the same as when it went missing. All the interior I had redone looks like azz. The fire damaged(melted) the edge of the sunpad and side padding. The carpets and front bolsters are soaked and mildewed. The cabin door had been left uncovered and the floor had about 4inches of water. It looked like they had tried to SKI behind it as I found 9 life-jackets and 3 ski ropes in the boat.

The part that pissed me off is the interior. I was emailed pics of the boat in July, the pics were dated June 6th. In the pics the interior looked like it was in very good condition, still white and dry. Today when i saw it it was very disappointed as it had been left uncovered through all the bad weather for the last 3 months. Now the ballkicker, I found the UNDAMAGED cockpit cover in the cabin !!! If they had only let me see the boat for 5 minutes when they found it I could have saved a few thousand in cockpit damage. I'm stunned, but it was government work so what should I expect.

I'm glad to have it back, we will be going over it thoroughly in the next few days so i will give a complete update. Rbr2328 will take lots of pics tomorrow and post the best ones.


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Old 10-15-2005, 08:49 PM
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That sucks your upholstery is bad. At least you got the boat back!! Hope to see you and Beau in Chattanooga tomorrow. Jim
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Hey Jim, I just saw on the OSO memebrs map that you are in Powder Springs. That is where the boat was !!!
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I'd have kept it here at my house for you if you needed me to. Damn....Where in Powder Springs was it?? PMed you my # a while back. Its on the Atlanta thread now. See ya tomorrow! Jim

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No problem. The haul was not a big deal, the damage was a heartbreaker.
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I bet the DEA dicks used the boat for the last two years, they partied on it and trashed it then figured they didn't want to clean it so they called you. Congrats though, you could make some money on this, did you have to buy it from the ins company?
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I GUESS THAT SHOWS HOW MUCH THEY CARE FOR THEIR BOATS OUR TAX $BUY THEM ANY DUMBASS COULD HAVE PUT YOUR COVER ON.AT LEAST YOU ARE CLOSER TO BEING DONE WITH BILL HARRIS AND ALL HIS ****.

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I bet the DEA dicks used the boat for the last two years, they partied on it and trashed it then figured they didn't want to clean it so they called you. Congrats though, you could make some money on this, did you have to buy it from the ins company?

Nah, it was still sitting on the same trailer at the shop where they confiscated it. They pulled it outside though and apparently just left it there. I was never paid by the ionsurance company. State Farm had an exclusion they used to fight paymeny and won. See my thread labeled "Check your insurance policies for this" t help protect yourself.

I AM happy to have it back, it's just the fact some damage could have been prevented.
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sorry to hear that buddy but now ya will have a boat to pick up the brazilan chicks in

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