Originally Posted by LakeSuperior
I can imagine the following dialog.
"I see XXX is for sale
. We are interested in this model. BTW, I know you replaced the rudder
and bearings but did you ever get a final resolution on the keel bolts
after your hard grounding three years ago?"
These types of conversations happen all of the time on other websites I'm on.
"I see you're asking $45,000 for your 2006 Extreme Double Throwdown. I recall
you rolled it twice in 2008 and it needed $15,000 in repairs
to the bodywork and chassis. Do you have some close up pic of the frame repairs
and the bodywork that was replaced?"
That's why they have CarFax for cars, so you can look into the background of a car before buying
it and finding out it was brought across the country after getting flooded.
There's definitely an opportunity to develop a database of vessels and their reported history
so people don't buy a salvaged sunken hull
without any warning from the seller.
I think this thread alone has been an invaluable insight into how Lagoon
handles it's after sales commitments and it's relationships with dealers and customers. Not all mfrs do business like this, and if this sort of thing makes a difference in what you choose to buy, it's nice to know before making a deposit.