Owing a 2860 Regal Commodore , 2005 with Volvo Penta
4.3 gas engines
Had a engine
starting issue . Could not get it going and decided too trailer
my 31 ft 9thousand lb boat into a so called friend who owns a boat service
shop here in the Orlando area
SO called friend is a customer of mine and we built up a friendly boat chat relationship .
Always saying any help you need, parts
His primary business is on line e commerce boat parts company that sells all over thru ebay . Besides his on line business he has a small shop were he repairs
IO & outboards . Besides this he does warranty repairs for a outboard engine
company ( nameless for now )
This so called guy has taken my boat as hostage and we have possibly legal
issues which I am trying too avoid
Feb 3 trailed boat too this guy
Goes over engines telling me water
intrusion needing heads, manifolds & risers on both engines.
Manifold & risers were changed 3 years ago always flushed .
Feb 16 guy sends me an work order for parts & labor 5300.00
Feb 17 A deposit too do the job in the amount of $ 4000.00
This man has taken both engines apart
Received all parts Feb 30 .
During March & April I have called, texted, emails , visited local many times too check on my boat
Boat not locked behind a gate in a common driveway for many business. Row stores like a storage
facility except access . Boat not seen from main road .
This guy has dodged me ,
Excuse after excuse , verbal promises never doing any work
Last week he tells me get your boat out of his facility. Was a mistake taking on this job he is a one man shop and can only work in short spirts .
None of this was ever discussed
When he told me too get the boat out, I said no problem , I want a full refund . He says NO . He purchased parts . Can not return .
I said I cant take your parts someplace else too finish what you started
I called VISA and opened a fraud claim .
I am a visa customer , telling visa this guy is a user of visa. He took my money
too do a job and months has passed not doing the job . He is a representative of Visa ..
He has destroyed my boat
Removed 3 wheels saying he did so for security
Removed engine hatch
exposing engines too environment
Boat is covered with tarp
Props removed for safety
Made a whole in floor under hatch
( not seen ) too get riser out ?
This guy has all my parts. old and new parts holding everything hostage
I called local police and wanted an escort . Police don't get involved except boat on a common driveway , I have clear title, he is holding my boat
I wanted escort so there is no fist fight since I am 70 and he is around 50 NO WAY AM I GETTING MY BOAT BACK he says unless I don't block Visa and he gets his money for parts plus labor
Bottom line boat is a 50 thousand dollar boat , getting trashed by this scum bag . I am calling legal
tomorrow never expecting anything like this from a so called business acquaintance .
Besides the obvious blasting him on ebay , and on line too hurt his business
I paid he is not doing job and now he is holding my boat hostage with all my parts