Originally Posted by hellosailor
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?