Originally Posted by scuba0_1
Strange he has not replied again and up to 54 posts. As to paying for work not agreed on if you have nothing written you don't have to pay it just because they did I what's your work order say. Had a friend drop there suv off to get fixed they fixed it and it also was way over they had a estimate And a amount if over call disclaimer they paid up to that amount called the cops because they would not give them the car. Police gave the owner the car and they cashed the check. Didn't hear from them again. It's all in the work order I always write if over more than 200 stop and call will need new work order.
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I posted last night before bed
and just got off work.
Wow, thanks for all the replies, I didn't expect 50 posts and an argument to break out.
I'll try to clear a few things up.
They called me back this morning and I spoke to the mechanic
he said that the bearing isn't bad but will need to be replaced soon, but said it's not to bad that it needs to be done now. I will do it next year.
I'm going to go in tomorrow to talk to them so I didn't mention the paint.
It's a small marina and small boatyard, the boat is already back in the water for me.
Generally there are work orders signed, and they were supposed to call me before they hauled it. I've had them do other work, they've always been fair so I think it was a miscommunication.
They were backed up for 3 weeks because the travellift was broken so they were probably running in circles a little bit, got ahead of themselves hauled it washed it painted it before realizing there was no work order yet.
In regards to the 5 year paint - I put a question mark after saying the surveyor
confirmed that because I was not sure if he had, only said that the paint was still good. And to be clear I think the previous owner only told me it was long term paint and I had 5 years in my head
but if it is 3 that makes sense, then it likely would have needed paint anyway.
I had was not a purchase survey
it was an insurance
survey a year after I bought the boat. (Last summer). The paint was in good shape regardless, and the boat has only been out a couple times since then.
This is what the surveyor
said regarding the bearing:
"The cutless bearing has some movement to it. Bearing should be monitored for further wear."
I have only run the boat an hour on motor
since. However after thinking about it, it's good that they did mention it and ask if I should have it replaced, I told them not to this morning, is it a mistake waiting until next year?
Is it not common to haul the boat to wash it if the paint is still good, or should I be repainting it every year? I'm in the PNW so the water isn't exactly warm for me to dive in and scrub. It has a folding prop and last year after winter I had a problem with it being stuck closed due to growth and needed to haul it and wash it. (that is also when I had the insurance
I needed it to be hauled anyway because I wanted the fuel
drained and that is something that they will not allow me to do at the dock
I will go in to talk to them tomorrow, I'm not sure what the cost is yet. I just wanted to get some opinions, what should the cost be to paint? It is a Catalina
Thanks for the replies, except the dude that flamed me. I'm a new boat owner but I'm learning