I think you make reasonaable arguments. Expectations are the problem and the lack of a formal complete written contract
plays to each parties disadvantage.
I'm sure that a poll
on the Cruisers Forum is NOT the best way to work out a settlement. As a general rule
we don't allow that type of posting
. We really don't want Crusiers Forum to be a place where you can vent your bad times to everyone and ask the group tell you how great or wrong you are.
It's really about making both sides understand each others problem. We will never be able to do that here. It's pretty easy to say the other guy lied and so deserves to get screwed. The other side is a lame fool to trust his boat to a peron that didn't understand the rules. Which idiot is dumber? Do we need a poll
I can't say I believe the whole story, but I can't call the either guy a liar. Something happened and it may or may not get worked out. The idea that a weather
window was missed is more hindsight than not. No one knows weather
beforehand and any darn fool knows afterwards. The defence that "you could have made it" is as lame as saying you should get paid for a whole lot of days doing nothing.
The Crusiers Forum ain't Judge Judy!