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Old 08-10-2004, 04:33 PM
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I took my Donzi Classic in for rigging at a local shop in January.
He was supposed to have it done by Memorial Day.
Yes, you guessed it's still not done. So I finally had enough and told him to stop work (which was really a joke). He wouldn't let me take my boat until his bills were paid . Needless to say he has since fabricated bills for parts and labor way beyond what he has completed. I have already given him two large payments. I called the California Consumer Affairs Department and they have told me that Marine repair shops are not licensed as are automotive repair shops are. They said all matters such as this have to be take to civil court.

So now what? Do I have to pay the trumped up bills and hope to get financially reimbursed by a judgement from the courts?
Can he legally hold my boat for ransom?

Pissed off in Kaleefornia!!

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Old 08-12-2004, 07:15 PM
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I can only imagine if they held boat repair shops and some (some)dealers to the same standards of customer service as car repairs what would be the out come.
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I can only imagine if they held boat repair shops and some (some)dealers to the same standards of customer service as car repairs what would be the out come.
Most of them would close up shop. From all warranty work.
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Yea what he said
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Old 08-12-2004, 09:11 PM
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name the shop.
if nothing else you might hurt his business and save someone else from being taken.

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Old 08-12-2004, 09:17 PM
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post a bond and get a writ of replevin issued for your boat, that way he can't hold it hostage...then deal with the bills
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call Tony no one messes with the MOB
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