We took our boat motor
into a small engine
repair guy in October. It needed some servicing, etc. Long story short... We can't get ahold of the guy... we have called the business number.. his cell number... his home number. Left messages, showed up at the shop during normal business hours... No answer from the guy.
We know he hasn't left the area because we've reached someone at his home, who says they would give him the message that we called. But, alas.. no return phone
So, obviously this doesn't look good for us.
We sent a certified letter today to both his business and home address, detailing the issue, advising that at this point, we just want our motor
back. And if he complied we'd consider the matter closed. And if we didn't hear from him in 3 days, we would need to take things further.
Well.. that sounds good.. but what can we do?! small claims court? that is somewhat of a nightmare, and if we pursue that route
, I doubt we will get our motor this year, and probably no time on our sailboat.
The motor is about 30 years old.. but it runs. We don't want to have to buy a new one.. which is why we took it in for service
So.. my questions are:
1. any good suggestions as to what else we can do to try to get it back?
2. if we need to buy a replacement motor.. where is a good place to buy one
We live in St. louis.. and our motor was a 4.5...