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Old 18-12-2012, 17:17   #1
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Commissioning; What Gets Done?

It seems pretty straightforward to me; get the boat ready, mast stepped, stuff inspected, etc... But is there a general guideline as to what really happens during this process and what you get for your money? My commissioning bill was quite expensive, almost 6k and now I'm having issues where it seems that my engine was misaligned during installation. Is this checked/inspected during commissioning normally? Do I have any recourse?

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Old 18-12-2012, 17:32   #2
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Re: Commissioning; whats gets done?

$6K is a lot, but what was the total value of the boat?

Engine alignment absolutely should be done in the water. Ask the dealer to re-align the engine.

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Re: Commissioning; whats gets done?

Probably easy to miss, but when I signed the contract and saw $6k for commissioning I would want a list. It can be anything from steping the mast to installing electronics etc.....
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Old 18-12-2012, 20:20   #4
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$6K is a lot, but what was the total value of the boat?

Engine alignment absolutely should be done in the water. Ask the dealer to re-align the engine.

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Approx 120k.

Can I hold dealer responsible for this to fix?
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Old 18-12-2012, 20:31   #5
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Re: Commissioning; whats gets done?

You sure can! Engine alignment on a new vessel is one of the majors on any responsible Dealers checklist. I would get an independent assessment. Alignment is not a difficult task and any competent marine mechanic should be able to do it in his/her sleep! Phil
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For that sort of money there should be a list of systems commissioned and initials of the person doing the commissioning.
All the items you've described in the past are a part of this service that you've paid for, including checking the alignment after a trip cross country on a truck!!!
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Re: Commissioning; whats gets done?

Gregg,

I have done a number of commissionings, and a 6k bill would actually be on the cheap side if dealing with a new boat. I am actually about to deliver one tomorrow, and the total bill for this $45,000 boat (used) is going to run about $6,000. The question is what was included in that bill?
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Gregg,

I have done a number of commissionings, and a 6k bill would actually be on the cheap side if dealing with a new boat. I am actually about to deliver one tomorrow, and the total bill for this $45,000 boat (used) is going to run about $6,000. The question is what was included in that bill?
I wish I knew. From what they told me was freight, mast stepping, rigging, inspection of all parts, sea trial, anti foul paint, etc. I don't believe they did any of that very well if at all.
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Re: Commissioning; whats gets done?

Think commissioning was diasppointing, wait until after the first serious sea trial. Yachts take wads of cash and buckets of patience.
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Re: Commissioning; whats gets done?

How long shall we wait for the thread about the guy who bought from a manufacturer who offers zero customer support, used a unscrupulous broker, a miscreant shipper, negligent yard to commision, the wrong anchor, which was stolen anyway, who may/may not carry guns but does have a modified very pistol for defense?

Woe to them who do not pay the ferryman.
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