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Old 29-02-2008, 08:11   #16
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It's already been said, but it's one thing to measure and agree on the measurement at the beginning of storage. Fair is fair. It's another thing to remeasure in the middle of the winter simply to generate more revenues. That just rings unfair.

Did you get a storage contract in writing? Wonder if it says anything about measurements...
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Seems almost fitting, in a way. If you measured fair at the start before hauling, and didn't try to cheat the boatyard, then when the boatyard remeasures...nothing will change. OTOH, if you tried to cheat the yard, now they've got you.

Unless they are changing their measurement standards after the contract was made, there's nothing to complain about, is there?
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Seems almost fitting, in a way. If you measured fair at the start before hauling, and didn't try to cheat the boatyard, then when the boatyard remeasures...nothing will change. OTOH, if you tried to cheat the yard, now they've got you.

Unless they are changing their measurement standards after the contract was made, there's nothing to complain about, is there?
My point exactly.

In most cases, when a boat owner goes into the office and fills out the paper work, the boat owner is the one stating the measurement. If it is mis-stated, I would think that the yard would have the right to charge for the difference back to the beginning of the contract.

I don't think that they purposely trick people into giving the wrong measurement (assuming that it is wrong).

If someone is buying a new roller furling for his boat and the rigger gives the boat owner a quote based on the boat owner's measurement, is the rigger dishonest if he charges more for the roller furling because it ends up being 5' longer that the owner told him?
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And what is being measured...

Commonly boats are described by their LOA which I understand to be the horizontal distance from where the sheer meets the stem to where the transom meets the deck or hull.

Bowsprits and other extensions are considered special cases, especially in marinas.

If some other way of measuring is to be used then this should be stated at the beginning.
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