My previous owner has acted out of MALICE, I think. Well, if not, he was not at all concerned for the well being of a fellow boater. Here is what I found today:
He changed the props that were eaten away, but when he did it, he only replaced one zinc. He claimed there were no others.
So when I go down to put a new zinc on, I notice the one he replaced DID NOT EVEN HAVE A SINGLE
BOLT ON IT HOLDING IT ON! He just tossed it on the shaft and tightened the new prop down on it to hold it in place.
Next, I saw that a lot of zinc was gone for 2 mos in the water
. I took my meter to the problem and found 600mV between the prop cage and the saildrive
on the starboard side. He INTENTIONALLY disconnected the bonding wire that goes from the prop cage to the saildrive
off in the engine
room. What is this guy thinking??
Next, he happily "changed the gear
oil" for me in my leaky saildrive (so I wouldn't notice its milky color after we moved the boat for survey).
He did all of this stuff *AFTER* the survey
... for what reason, I can't even begin to imagine. Had I known he was so evil, I might have hardballed him on the price
of the boat. What a f'n JERK this guy was. I can't believe he set me up for major problems, when the fixes were minor and could have been done while it was on the slings for the survey.
Now I have a pretty big to do list to get all this stuff corrected. Luckily, I caught it in time. I may not have if I hadn't dried out to scrape some growth off and install that zinc.
Man, am I angry at this guy. I wasn't even mean in the buying
process. I was very nice, didn't rake him over the coals and was quite understanding of all his idiodic modifications (like wiring
cutoff switch to the refrigerator
... smart guy!). So when you turn of the fridge, you have no stove.
Ok, just needed to vent.
The guy who got my old boat got a DEAL. I didn't even rip him off or intentionally screw him after the survey was over.
Yet another example of me getting screwed over. Go figure. Man, do I suck at not getting ripped off.
I guess it's a real haulout now to do a bunch of stuff. Also, how the hell do you get a boat to have a perfectly clean bottom for showing, but then have growth completely encrust it in less than a month after?? I still can't figure out how they duped me into thinking it had a recent bottom job.
I guess I got a good boat, but they went out of their way to present it as having been maintained well. It wasn't. I have to make it all right now.