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    Ok so this is kind of a long story so bear with me. I get a call today from my marina and they tell me "we need you to give ------- marine a call" I asked why, is there something wrong? Lady from the marina replies " I'd rather not be involved, just give them a call and they will explain. Now I'm starting to get upset, I'm thinking someone must have damaged my boat and she won't tell me!!! So I tell her, give me there number and I will call them right now. As I a dialing their number all I can think of is that we are days away from memorial weekend and my boat is ruined for sure. Guy from marine shop answers and says " do you know Kurt"? I say no and what does he have to do with my boat? Did he crash into it or something? They continue on to tell me that Kurt owns an identical boat 10 wells down, they were hired to do work on his boat but there was some confusion and they accidentally did the work on mine. I asked WHAT KIND OF WORK! They say, we were hired to install a brand new custom extended swim platform, and apparently it has been installed on your boat. I ask how the heck did you install a platform in the water, to which they reply, oh no we hoisted your boat out on Monday and just finished it today. Long story short is I feel horrible for this guy cause he is out $4500 and has an upset customer who has to wait another 12 weeks for a new platform. He asked me what I want to do and I told him I definitely don't want holes all over my transom so I guess just leave it on. If this happened to you, how would you handle it?

    #2
    Greatest mistake EVER. Is it a nice platform?

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      #3
      Yes its really nice here is a picture.

      [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/688109=28015-photo 2 (1).JPG[/img]

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        #4
        If you love it, want to keep it and can afford it I would offer them a $1500-$2000 and be happy you got a great platform at a bargain price and didn't even have to stress about the work being done. Are they asking you to pay anything?

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          #5
          I would try to get him to leave it, but legally, he will be able to get it back.

          Of course he would have to compensate you, and it would cost him money and labor, but I would work out a deal to pay him to leave it on. That's a nice step!

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            #6
            It looks really nice.

            Some ones boss has to be really ticked off.

            Let us know if the weight effects performance.
            Jim McNeely
            New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
            Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
            Brighton, Michigan USA
            MMSI # 367393410

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              #7
              Wow. Lots of fingers to point. The marina screwed up by lifting the wrong boat. The installation company screwed up, didn't verify the correct boat. Depending on how nice you want to be, you could:

              1. Sympathize with the installation guy, offer him $1,000 if he gives you his standard warranty.

              2. Sympathize and say thank you for the free swim platform.

              3. Tell him if he attempts to remove it he is responsible for restoring your boat to original condition and paying for a survey of your choice to verify everything was done properly.

              I think I would go for number one and some karma, but I don't know your financial situation. I don't know if you wanted a swim platform, either!

              Rob

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                #8
                Lots of great advice here to consider. First off the installer is the owner of the company. Second I really had no want for a swim platform nor did I want to pay for one but now that it is there,it's kinda nice. I have invested in alot of upgrades this year and really don't have the extra cash for something I didn't want. I don't see how he can legally take it back since there are holes, while I understand they can be repaired it will never be the same, who wants 20 repairs on the transom of their boat. I do believe in karma but kinda feel like why should I pay for something I haven't asked for. Like I said, lots of good advice and need to think it through.

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                  #9
                  Richey Rich wrote:
                  Lots of great advice here to consider. First off the installer is the owner of the company. Second I really had no want for a swim platform nor did I want to pay for one but now that it is there,it's kinda nice. I have invested in alot of upgrades this year and really don't have the extra cash for something I didn't want. I don't see how he can legally take it back since there are holes, while I understand they can be repaired it will never be the same, who wants 20 repairs on the transom of their boat. I do believe in karma but kinda feel like why should I pay for something I haven't asked for. Like I said, lots of good advice and need to think it through.
                  I agree with you. Why should you pay for something that you didn't want. I wouldn't offer to pay anything. Enjoy your free extended swim platform. If he threatens to remove it, I'd threaten a lawsuit, because you are right, it'll never be back to the way it was before.

                  Forget about paying the installer/owner anything. Maybe buying the guy whose boat it was supposed to go on a case of beer or something would be nice. that guy must be pissed. I hope he gets a steep discount too.
                  2003 Bayliner 305 - SOLD!
                  Twin 5.7L, Carb'd, 445 hours
                  Bravo II drives
                  Closed-cooling

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                    #10
                    Trust me, I thought about the same thing. I am going to be a little uncomfortable hanging out this weekend with this guys platform. Beer sounds like a good ideal

                    cwiert wrote:
                    I agree with you. Why should you pay for something that you didn't want. I wouldn't offer to pay anything. Enjoy your free extended swim platform. If he threatens to remove it, I'd threaten a lawsuit, because you are right, it'll never be back to the way it was before.

                    Forget about paying the installer/owner anything. Maybe buying the guy whose boat it was supposed to go on a case of beer or something would be nice. that guy must be pissed. I hope he gets a steep discount too.

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                      #11
                      Also, if you really like and it certainly adds realestate, and once you spend a few days on her, you'll want to keep it. For the good will, offer a $1000 over 12 months or say take it off as suggested above and he pays the survayer of your choice to verify. If you can't afford the same lawyer they can, I would make an offer. Better to keep the new platform I think than remove it. You don't know what was done to the boat under that platform.

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                        #12
                        Your boat just became more expensive to own now that it is 2 to 3 feet longer. Dockage and storage frequently being based on length or length & width.
                        Jim McNeely
                        New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
                        Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
                        Brighton, Michigan USA
                        MMSI # 367393410

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                          #13
                          Trust me, since it was a mistake made in good faith, he can, and likely will take it back rather than take the total loss. Its the same as a terminated emplyee getting a direct deposit he shouldnt have due to a mistake...he can not keep the money, and WILL have to pay it back. That is settled law.

                          Work it out or give it back. He can sue you for it, and you will lose. Of course, you can sue him (and maybe the marina too) for damages, repars, etc, so it would make a settlement very easy to reach. If you can offer a cash settlement great. If not, offer payment over time, but I agree with everyone else...you didnt want it, so you wont pay full retail, and you have a counter suit if he comes after you, so about $1,000 to $1,500 sound about right to me. He has to suffer some since it was his mistake. Work with him to get him some cash out of the marina as well. If you give him a grand, and the marina gives him a grand, he should be very happy.

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                            #14
                            Just say THANKS! They don't have a leg to stand on, it's INSTALLED, with adhesive, screws and bolts. You own it. Tell them they should be thankful you aren't calling YOUR lawyer. Sorry, not the same as an unearned direct deposit, no damage involved in that, just money...
                            Jeff & Tara
                            (And Ginger too)
                            Lake Havasu City, AZ

                            2000 Bayliner 3388
                            "GetAway"
                            Cummins 4bta 250s

                            In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. July 2, 2010

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                              #15
                              So i go away on vacation for 2 weeks come home and there is a pool and a patio installed in my backyard, they installed it in the wrong backyard.

                              So now i have to pay to have it removed, or do i have to pay the pool co. for a unwanted pool ?

                              Do i have to pay the owner of the house that didn't get the pool, money for the pool he didn't get ?

                              Nope i just enjoy the pool and let the owner of the pool co. calls his insurance co. and work it out with them.

                              Enjoy the swim platform you don't owe anyone anything and no they can't take it back, and the marina can't charge you for a bigger boat or they will be slapped with a lawsuit tell them.
                              Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

                              1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

                              '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

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