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Old 15-05-2015, 12:22   #76
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Re: My marina was supposed to wash my boat... Painted it too what would you do?

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Ok, now I feel like more of an idiot than usual, I thought bottom paint was expensive.

So here's an update. On the phone this morning I told them I didn't ask for paint, they said Oh? and I said I'd come in to talk.

I walked in there, said how much was the paint anyway? They said $100, I said, oh that's not worth arguing over, I'll just pay it. They said, no we didn't have a work order we'll scratch that from the bill. The end.
hahahahahaha... Sorry, but we deserve to hear of a hammer and tongs fight now after all this.. We paid for it with lots of words. Go back and tell them they have swapped your engine with an old one or something. Tell them its the wrong boat and yours was a 50 foot oyster!! - Glad you got it sorted anyway.
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Re: My marina was supposed to wash my boat... Painted it too what would you do?

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hahahahahaha... Sorry, but we deserve to hear of a hammer and tongs fight now after all this.. We paid for it with lots of words. Go back and tell them they have swapped your engine with an old one or something. Tell them its the wrong boat and yours was a 50 foot oyster!! - Glad you got it sorted anyway.
We enjoyed the lots of words. Some sane some insane.
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Only $100 for a paint job!!!!!
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Old 15-05-2015, 20:41   #79
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Re: My marina was supposed to wash my boat... Painted it too what would you do?

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Ok, now I feel like more of an idiot than usual, I thought bottom paint was expensive.

So here's an update. On the phone this morning I told them I didn't ask for paint, they said Oh? and I said I'd come in to talk.

I walked in there, said how much was the paint anyway? They said $100, I said, oh that's not worth arguing over, I'll just pay it. They said, no we didn't have a work order we'll scratch that from the bill. The end.
There, all this angst for nothing!
Amazing what simple polite communicatiion can achieve.
Not my part of the world, but sounds like a yard I would be happy to use if it was.
All the best.
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Re: My marina was supposed to wash my boat... Painted it too what would you do?

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Skip..."to haul out" is to take a boat out of the water that may not be "trailerable" boat. In this case iris "lifted" out of the water with a "Travel Lift" which has large "straps/slings" that are positioned under the Bow and one normally jus forward of the shaft exiting the keel/stern tube. Hope this doesn't confuse you more..��
Well I think I'm pretty clear. Since the OP's boat was "hauled" at a marina, has bottom paint so one assumes lives usually in the water, has a cutlass bearing so an inboard, then odds are the boat is a bit big for hauling out of the water on a trailer with your F-150.

Would make a small wager that it was indeed hauled with one of them big machines with them belts hanging off the sides attached a coupla big ole pulleys and a bit ole motor to turn'em around.

On my boat the aft sling goes aft of the prop and I'm not confused about that at all.
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There, all this angst for nothing!
Amazing what simple polite communicatiion can achieve.
Not my part of the world, but sounds like a yard I would be happy to use if it was.
All the best.
A phone call, polite discussion AND, Bob's your uncle.
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Re: My marina was supposed to wash my boat... Painted it too what would you do?

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Ok, now I feel like more of an idiot than usual, I thought bottom paint was expensive.

So here's an update. On the phone this morning I told them I didn't ask for paint, they said Oh? and I said I'd come in to talk.

I walked in there, said how much was the paint anyway? They said $100, I said, oh that's not worth arguing over, I'll just pay it. They said, no we didn't have a work order we'll scratch that from the bill. The end.
Good on 'em! That's what we like to hear. Let us know who they are.
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Old 15-05-2015, 20:56   #83
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Re: My marina was supposed to wash my boat... Painted it too what would you do?

Many years ago, I once got some left over bottom paint from a US Navy ship and it did last 5 years.
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There was no bad communication on my side. The details I'm sketchy about were what paint was on my boat and other stuff that is irrelevant.

I asked them to haul it and wash it, they asked if I wanted paint, I said no. They said they were backed up and would call me when it was ready to be hauled. Three weeks later I got a call saying it had been hauled washed and painted.

The main reason I made this post was to ask what others would do regarding paying for the paint, I shouldn't have even brought up the cutlass bearing.

They are good people, it was a miscommunication on their side, I'm going in now to talk to them I'll post an update after.
Probably a screw upon their part. 3 weeks backed up, so they were on automatic and who the hell is going to remember 3 weeks later unless something is in writing that they can refer back to. In fact, I've never heard of a yard that didn't put things on a "work order".
So, being fair, tell them what happened and offer to buy the paint but they eat only the labor for painting. that would be fair.
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'Normally' a yard will send an estimate for the agreed work and you sign the estimate and return it.


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Re: My marina was supposed to wash my boat... Painted it too what would you do?

Sounds like the yard was looking out for the boat but didn't communicate with you....


Haul my boat annually, which always includes a power wash. This includes inspection of hull, paint, propeller, and zincs. So, hull-touch up, propeller treatment (barnacles love my propeller), and zinc replacement as needed. New bottom paint every two years. Your maintenance needs will be dependent upon your climate and water conditions.


My boat's annual costs exceed that of my "dirt" home. It's a matter of priorities.
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Re: My marina was supposed to wash my boat... Painted it too what would you do?

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Ok, now I feel like more of an idiot than usual, I thought bottom paint was expensive.

So here's an update. On the phone this morning I told them I didn't ask for paint, they said Oh? and I said I'd come in to talk.

I walked in there, said how much was the paint anyway? They said $100, I said, oh that's not worth arguing over, I'll just pay it. They said, no we didn't have a work order we'll scratch that from the bill. The end.
Great outcome

And a fascinating thread giving those of us downunder a real insight into the psyche of the North American USA consumer!

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Re: My marina was supposed to wash my boat... Painted it too what would you do?

As the lawyers say, "Oral contracts aren't worth the paper they're printed on."
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The last time I used a boat yard, installing the PSS which I guessed would be under a thousand and a day or two turned into over $6000 and almost two weeks (they had to cut the shaft and replace the prop, but still).

I won't use them again.

edit: oh yeah they also didn't reattach my rudder properly so it leaked heavily under power, that was an annoying Saturday fixing that
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The last time I used a boat yard, installing the PSS which I guessed would be under a thousand and a day or two turned into over $6000 and almost two weeks (they had to cut the shaft and replace the prop, but still).

There has to be a story behind this one. How come they had to cut the shaft? I could see maybe replacing a prop due to damage or deterioration due to galvanic action but the shaft.
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