Like Tree0Likes

Hey LOTO! Sucks being without my boat so far this year!

Reply
Old 06-26-2004, 11:21 PM
  #1
bmpnugls
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Looking for advise.....Hey LOTO! Sucks being without my boat so far this year!

Hey LOTO guys, it's been a while since I've posted, since early this spring I started a new job (better opportunity, etc.), But, I've also been trying to resolve a 'winterization' issue with the marina where I keep my boat!.. They winterized it in Oct. of last fall and dewinterized it in March...well, upon me running the boat for the first time this season in April, the port engine had milky oil!!!!.... so, the diagnosis begins, and after realizing the marina service technicians weren't competent enough to do simple pressure checks on the engine to identify the location of the water contamination...and I paid a visit to my boat to find the exhaust manifolds, distributor, carb., spark plugs, and heat exchanger removed - "as part of their diagnosis" as they said, when they couldn't or wouldn't even give me any results from a compression check, or pressure checks of the raw or closed cooling system - they just said they "needed to tear into it to determine the problem"...B.S.! Not to mention they had left all these parts in the cockpit of my boat, uncovered, open to the elements!!! and the plugs, etc. out of the engine - exposed to the elements!!!!!

Since, after hiring the awesome guys at Advanced Marine (Matt and Steve and co.), the exhaust manifolds/risers and oil cooler have been pressure checked - all good!..the heads were removed and magnafluxed - all good....and no indication of a 'top end' water leak - all plugs looked normal, and all cylinders/piston tops looked normal (not washed or clean to indicate a bad head gasket) and both head gaskets looked in great shape...so, the leak/crack has been confinded to the short block!!!...which is a closed cooling system...but, I very seriously doubt they checked the antifreeze mix when they winterized it.....which in disucsions with the original marina (which by the way is Dave Mungenast Marina) they basically admitted they didn't check the closed cooling system antifreeze - - - BECAUSE, they said that is my responsibility!!! BUT, they failed to realize their winterization contract says they will check the antifreeze mix, on closed cooling systems!!!... AND, they are claiming that the damage is due to lack of service/flush of my closed cooling system has allowed the block to corrode to a point where it has cracked....now, I'm not ready to believe that, since the boat/engines are 1994's and with around 300 hours total, I find it very hard to belive that is a possibility......but, I did just buy this boat last July, and hadn't personally checked the antifreeze mix content, nor do I know when the last time the system was flushed...but, still, a block corroding to that point in 10 years!??

Anyway, I needed to vent on this because Mungenast Marina is claiming they are not responsible for the damage and it's not a winterizing issue!!! And, I haven't been able to use the boat all year so far due to waiting/arguing with them...but, finally, out of my own pocket, I'm having the guys at Advance replace the engine hopefully by the week after July 4th...and I'll be able to go boating again......and the legal suit will begin with Mungenast!

So, hope to be joining you guys on the lake soon!!!!....

Last edited by bmpnugls; 06-29-2004 at 10:15 PM.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2004, 11:37 PM
  #2
bmpnugls
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Hey LOTO! Sucks being without my boat so far this year!

Oh ya,,,by the way, if your wondering the boat is my new cruiser purchase of a 1994 Silverton 34 express...which has twin 454xl crusaders...(thus the closed cooling system part)...
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2004, 08:36 AM
  #3
bmpnugls
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Hey LOTO! Sucks being without my boat so far this year!

So, how's the action been at party cove so far this year?
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2004, 09:17 AM
  #4
Charter Member #655
Charter Member
 
dyno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Holland, Michigan
My Boats: 1993 Sonic 31ss
Posts: 4,939
Default Re: Hey LOTO! Sucks being without my boat so far this year!

should have kept the Fountain!!!hope you get things resolved I feel your pain.....
__________________
If your boat has a sail do you ride a horse to the ramp?
dyno is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2004, 09:34 AM
  #5
Charter Member #1015
Charter Member
 
stevebaretta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: St. Joseph, MO
My Boats: 2000 Marada MX-3
Posts: 341
Default Re: Hey LOTO! Sucks being without my boat so far this year!

That whole deal sucks. I'd have a sit down with your attorney. Be sure to take your receipts from Adanced Marine so you know how much to go after. Good luck!
__________________
Elvis was a boater too
stevebaretta is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2004, 10:35 AM
  #6
bmpnugls
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Hey LOTO! Sucks being without my boat so far this year!

Ya, if Mungenast does not become cooperative really soon, and it does go to court...I will be going after more than my 'repair' bill with Advanced!!! because I'm going through a hell of a lot of "pain and suffering" right now!!!!
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2004, 10:36 AM
  #7
bmpnugls
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Hey LOTO! Sucks being without my boat so far this year!

Oh, and dyno....I saw the 'Fountain' listed with a broker at the Lake of the Ozarks a couple weeks ago - - - for sale again....when I saw that, I about puked thinking about the fun I could be having right now if I hadn't sold it!!!
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2004, 08:28 AM
  #8
bmpnugls
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Hey LOTO! Sucks being without my boat so far this year!

bump for any advise...
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2004, 09:01 AM
  #9
Charter Member #655
Charter Member
 
dyno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Holland, Michigan
My Boats: 1993 Sonic 31ss
Posts: 4,939
Default Re: Hey LOTO! Sucks being without my boat so far this year!

that was one cool 10 meter!
__________________
If your boat has a sail do you ride a horse to the ramp?
dyno is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2004, 09:59 AM
  #10
bmpnugls
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Hey LOTO! Sucks being without my boat so far this year!

Ya, it got tons of 'looks' at the docks! - - always a conversation piece..
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Knot 4 Me
General Boating Discussion
39
12-20-2007 10:50 PM
Buddy OO
General Boating Discussion
22
06-22-2006 10:40 PM
Wardey
General Boating Discussion
3
12-31-2002 04:31 PM
Waterfoul
General Boating Discussion
17
03-10-2002 09:05 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:29 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.