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Old 08-19-2006, 10:25 PM
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Yup , used boat , done deal, he eats it ..
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:54 PM
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boatme,
Your in a tuff situation. Only you can decide. How would you feel if it happened to you? I know I would be pissed!! I would ask the guy how it happened. I would then ask the shop where the boat is located to check the motor with a scanner (if applicable) to see if in fact there may have been driver error i.e. over rev, extended wide open, water temp, oil temp etc. etc. . See if the scanner story and the drivers story match up and then make your decision. Usually a good mechanic can look at things and have some kind of clue what went down. Good luck!


P.s. You may want to contact a qualified OSO member in the area to do a little mechanical look. If the buyer didn't do anything wrong, there shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 08-19-2006, 11:48 PM
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I'm somewhat confused (not an unusual occurence), is he asking for $1000, or $5000?
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Old 08-20-2006, 09:28 AM
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420 Hours ????? Your done ..Tell him to suck an egg !
What dont people understand about USED equipment ..it comes with a garntee.. A garantee that it might break and the seller isnt obligated to do anything.. If you want new, Pay for new and get a warantee..
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All good comments. Thanks for keeping this infomative and positive even if you dont agree with everyone else

Just some clarification

1) boat was a 1998
2) Boat had 600 hours on it (420 hours was the rebuild) Customer knew the boat date of rebuild. He was given name and number of mechanic that did the work
3) Boat ran flawless even on sea trial
4) Buyer and girlfriend are good people and he is not demanding anything just indicating i should be responsible for the damage
5) Had this been shut down immediately the whole job would have cost maybe $1000
6) I have "as is contract signed"
7)Guy has never owned a performance boat before
8) Boat had survey done but not mechanical
9) Motors are Merc 600 SC's
10) I LOVED OUR BOAT WE MAINTAINED IT WELL
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Old 08-20-2006, 09:54 AM
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sounds like he should have bought a CHIEF.....................
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Old 08-20-2006, 10:23 AM
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sounds like he should have bought a CHIEF.....................
LMAO!!!

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Old 08-20-2006, 10:36 AM
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Marc,
from the legal standpoint you are not obligated to do anything, but may I offer this advice...... You are in the industry, you have an excellent reputation, and you clearly are a stand up guy. I would offer to either buy the parts and have him pay labor or have the engine rebuilt by somebody you know and trust and split the bill. The problem that he will run into is that with one fresh motor and one older motor he will have uneven performance so he needs to have both freshened. Help the guy make it right and I am sure it will come back to you in the future. I am assuming that you sold the boat for a decent price though too, if he really beat you up then you may not be inclined to do anything. I sure hate to see somebody's first experience in the sport start out so bad. Make no mistake, I KNOW that you would have never sold the boat to him knowing this was going to happen!!!

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Old 08-20-2006, 11:14 AM
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sounds like he should have bought a CHIEF.....................
It's a good thing I was sitting down when I read that!
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Old 08-20-2006, 03:36 PM
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The new owner has just been introduced to hi-performance boating. Unfortunately his pride in ownership is occuring sooner rather than later. A buyer and seller of a 1998 Cig are both big boys and the buyer needs to understand that mechanical devices fail and fail often in a marine environment. If he wanted a warranty he should have paid the big $$$$$$$ for a brand new boat. I can certainly appreciate your desire to help out, but I would hate to open pandora's box here with an 8.5 year old boat with high hours on the powertrains. The "as-is" could become null and void if you obligate yourself to cover any part of this failure.
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Old 08-20-2006, 04:22 PM
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Was any survey done or did a mechanic check out the motors?
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