So when we got to the yard we had a list of todo items that we went through and talked about getting quotes on. Later we picked what we wanted done and then we organized the order it would be done in. In the process we found that we'd be buying
a new motor
and the scope
of the work the yard was to do changed. I specifically told them I'd be removing the old fuel tanks
myself. However, they removed them. Also they pulled the motor
out (which I wanted) while I was away.
Upon return to the boat I found the cockpit
lip cracked (probably from forcing it when removing the fuel tank
.) I was pretty miffed that they did this without me and also that they broke something. I was also upset since I had told them I didn't want this done. But what the hell right? I'll pay a little more and called back to make sure they didn't do something they shouldn't again.
We also emailed and called several times trying to get the price
for what they did do that we asked them not to. We haven't heard from them yet. We also included information about the damage, still haven't heard a peep in two days. Unreturned emails and phone
Today I found a buyer for our old motor which we were assured was in the warehouse. We went to the boatyard to show the motor and found it on a crate behind an old building covered with a tarp. We pulled off the tarp and the motor is on its side with the exhaust
bent. The timing belt cover is split and the timing belt itself is almost pulled off. Don't know what other damage. The guy that pointed us to it (not a yard worker) told us that it was actually upside down for a couple of days and was dropped.
What recourse do I have? I have no motor in our boat, I can't just up and leave. I figure I'll install the new fuel tanks
myself, install the motor and then leave not paying them to do any of the other work I was planning on having them do. I'm shocked at how sloppy this is. I'm really shocked. I couldn't get the manager on the phone
this evening. I suppose I'll go see him in person tomorrow.