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Old 07-03-2009, 11:52 AM
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It's a sad day when you hire someone to do a job and they fail, then you are better off (read cheaper) to not pursue them to hold them accountable.

I can't count the number of times it is recommended here to do just that, understandable so.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:25 PM
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I agree if its been 2 years you'll just spend more money trying to fight him over it and it will still be an out of pocket fix for you. If you have the ability to do so I would suggest pulling engines, drives and transom assemblies yourself and just hire out the transon job and reinstall it all yourself. That would cut the cost down alot for you. Then again I'm a cheap a$$ and do everything possible myself when it comes to my boats and cars.
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:06 PM
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TWO YEARS AGO! You gotta be kidding. He's a surveyor not a clairvoyant. How much was your house worth in September 0f 07?
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Out of curiosity, who on here thinks 5 gallons of water in the bilge is normal after every outing???
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:20 PM
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No water should be normal.
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:01 PM
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Out of curiosity, who on here thinks 5 gallons of water in the bilge is normal after every outing???
I don't think there should be ANY.....
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Most boats have water in the bilge. It can get in a number of ways. You can have it come in though a problem like a bad bellows or leaking fitting, or it could be as simple as a cover that leaks. I bet if I was to go down to the marina now I would not find a single dry bilge. Mine probably has a few gallons in it now.
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Out of curiosity, who on here thinks 5 gallons of water in the bilge is normal after every outing???
My bilge is normally dry unless it rains or we do a lot of swimming off the boat.

Once it gets wet the pumps leave about a gallon which takes a long time to go away as I decided not to put in a drain plug after my transom was rebuilt.

Frequent bilge operation is a sure sign of a problem that needs to be investigated.

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Old 07-06-2009, 02:01 PM
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Seems to me when you go to court there always are two winners, your lawyer and the other lawyer.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:44 PM
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Bottom line it WAS rotten to the keel. The glass guy said the problem started with Formula's layup! He said the problem started years ago. Surveyor should have caught it.
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