I do a lot of consultation and I try to give honest advice
. I have many happy clients and I'm happy to provide references
. Obviously I cannot please everyone and from time to time my abrupt manner annoys some people. I annoyed my parents.
However I am confused by what Countess claims because I have never been sued by any Valiant owners, ever. I do not take credit cards and I have all the original drawings for the Perry 47 aka Litton 47 aka Universal 47 still in my office and they are available to owners. I send them out regularily. I have had a long association with that model and I think I have some valuable insights into that boat
. So I question what Countess has to say. He says he gave me a "cc#". What would I do with that? I do not take them. And as for having "no info, plans, suggestions" anyone that knows me at all knows that is highly unlikely. I always have suggestions and opinions.
Over the years I have had two clients ask for their money
back. I complied. One signed up primarily for access to my discounts and when they found that the discount at West Marine
was so low they wanted their money
back. The other guy thought I was an ass so I gave him his money back. Most of the time I really enjoy working with consultation clients. I like playing the Dutch Uncle.
I keep all the original drawings for all of my designs. They are always available. Usually a full set of drawings runs $350.
I must have pissed Countes off. It happens. Sorry about that Countess but please be accurate.
I have been at this business now for 41 years and I think what I have learned has value. I probably average a call a day from boat
buyers or owners and I just don't feel it makes sense to give my time and knowledge away. I'm happy to work
with anyone who thinks I may be able to contribute the the boat buying
process. I am not a surveyor
and I always recommend and good one.