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Old 05-12-2019, 11:31 AM
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So, for those of you that were following the thread involving the saga I had with a less than stellar marina and the legality of withholding a boat for someone else's unpaid bills has finally been resolved.
Link to original thread: Marina refusing to release boat to me, is this legal?
Hilariously, as some of you predicted, the marina did indeed try to charge me to put the boat on a truck. After waiting the 2 weeks for the check to clear, they called and told me it was good to go. I informed the marina manager that I would have a truck coming to get it and she said to just have the transporter call her directly to arrange the pickup. Well, my transport guy calls me back later on and informs me that they will not move the boat from where it was blocked in to allow him to pick it up with his hydraulic trailer without charging me for the haul. I called the marina and they told me that they are only legally obligated to launch the boat for me since that is included in winter storage. They are under no obligation to move it from where it is and make it available to the transporter. They would move it only if I paid them to pick the boat up and move it an accessible place. I did not give them the opportunity to tell me what that charge would have been. I told them to just launch the boat and I would move it out on it's own bottom. I got a call 30 min later by the marina manager and she told me it would be launched that day and I would have to move the boat immediately. Well, I was at work and couldn't get down there but they launched it anyway. I came down the next morning and it was floating and tied up in a slip. I quietly left the marina and got to the public ramp that was basically next door. My transporter met me there and picked the boat up from the ramp and brought me back to my end of the state. Boat is now in it's slip for the season and ran great.
Still lots of cosmetics to take care of, but she's out of jail and running well.






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Sounds like that marina was run by a bunch of petulant children. Glad you got it out of there.
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Good luck with it. I always liked that model. Silverton made a nice boat
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Originally Posted by bluedart View Post
Good luck with it. I always liked that model. Silverton made a nice boat
Thank you, I've had a few of these. Not the prettiest or the best handling around the dock, but Lots of boat for 26' and very simple to maintain. The quality is great with these older models too.
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Thank god it's out of there and you never have to deal with those people again.
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Sounds like that marina was run by a bunch of petulant children. Glad you got it out of there.
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Good riddance.
Bless their heart.
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i can usually see all sides of a situation, but the marina sounds like a bunch of dicks and they are the reason why a lot of people get fed up and either leave boating or downsize to something they can bring home
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Please post the name of the marina in Bold print. I felt for them in the beginning but the ending shows their business attitude.

I recently had had a customer that left his equipment tying up my yard for 6 months. We charge storage after 30 days. Well now he needs his equipment and doesn’t want to pay the only 90 day of storage we charged. A lot of yelling and then he walked away. 5 days later he comes back and apologized for his bad behavior and goes to the office and pays the bill. I told the office to cut the storage in half. Life goes on.
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Looks great, looks like it is running strong, thanks for the "rest of the story". Have a great season.
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I think we should all avoid that marina.
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Looks like you are in Noank in that photo?
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Congratulations I bet you will sleep better now
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Looks like you are in Noank in that photo?
Yes, right next to Abbot's
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Please post the name of the marina in Bold print. I felt for them in the beginning but the ending shows their business attitude.

I recently had had a customer that left his equipment tying up my yard for 6 months. We charge storage after 30 days. Well now he needs his equipment and doesn’t want to pay the only 90 day of storage we charged. A lot of yelling and then he walked away. 5 days later he comes back and apologized for his bad behavior and goes to the office and pays the bill. I told the office to cut the storage in half. Life goes on.
Riverside Basin Marina in Clinton, CT.
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So, for those of you that were following the thread involving the saga I had with a less than stellar marina and the legality of withholding a boat for someone else's unpaid bills has finally been resolved.
Link to original thread: Marina refusing to release boat to me, is this legal?
Hilariously, as some of you predicted, the marina did indeed try to charge me to put the boat on a truck. After waiting the 2 weeks for the check to clear, they called and told me it was good to go. I informed the marina manager that I would have a truck coming to get it and she said to just have the transporter call her directly to arrange the pickup. Well, my transport guy calls me back later on and informs me that they will not move the boat from where it was blocked in to allow him to pick it up with his hydraulic trailer without charging me for the haul. I called the marina and they told me that they are only legally obligated to launch the boat for me since that is included in winter storage. They are under no obligation to move it from where it is and make it available to the transporter. They would move it only if I paid them to pick the boat up and move it an accessible place. I did not give them the opportunity to tell me what that charge would have been. I told them to just launch the boat and I would move it out on it's own bottom. I got a call 30 min later by the marina manager and she told me it would be launched that day and I would have to move the boat immediately. Well, I was at work and couldn't get down there but they launched it anyway. I came down the next morning and it was floating and tied up in a slip. I quietly left the marina and got to the public ramp that was basically next door. My transporter met me there and picked the boat up from the ramp and brought me back to my end of the state. Boat is now in it's slip for the season and ran great.
Still lots of cosmetics to take care of, but she's out of jail and running well.






https ://www.instagram.com/p/BxVvqKxA-vh/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
This is great.. So glad to see you have it, finally.. I wish I could say I was/am surprised by the marinas continued TERRIBLE behavior, but I am not. I even predicted this outcome.. Sad..

Post more pictures as you go along..
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Sounds like that marina is run by a bunch of first rate a-holes.
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Nice Boat.
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Congrats and at least you now have a story to tell.

Boat also looks really nice in the photos and seems to run well! I'm a fan of older boats!
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Congrats. Use her in good health.
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I’m not so surprised at the marina, I’m still surprised the old owner paid the bill. Basically made zero dollars selling you the boat. Hopefully you get the parts from him.
my policy is all money does not change hands until paperwork and all parts are accounted for. Once the money is handed over the incentive is gone.

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