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Old 05-30-2019, 05:09 AM
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I'm with a couple other guys 50/50 is a good idea. I personally dont take money down but I dont operate in south Florida either. Too bad you couldnt get seadek guys to call you. That's a problem for sure this time of year but no excuse for it.
yep..... in savannah, (Bloomingdale), friend of mine just bought a new 2150 Bluewater. had the Savannah Castaway Customs guy come scan the boat. price came back, my buddy approved it, just waiting for final cad drawing to come in. this has been over 2 weeks ago and he still has heard nothing from the guy- any assistance chris?
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Old 05-30-2019, 05:12 AM
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I'm with a couple other guys 50/50 is a good idea. I personally dont take money down but I dont operate in south Florida either. Too bad you couldnt get seadek guys to call you. That's a problem for sure this time of year but no excuse for it.
SeaDeck was the first choice. I had a guy quote me on my last boat. I thought his pricing was sky high but he at least showed up ($1200 for the top of an armstrong bracket and my console top). I tried him and couldn't get him, then called a guy in Miami, it rang and rang to no VM. Hopefully it's finished today or tomorrow at the latest and I'll share some pics.
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:37 PM
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Monday evening update. They no call no showed Thursday and Friday. Will be calling again in the morning. We're down to a 2 star review.
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Old 06-03-2019, 03:42 PM
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yep..... in savannah, (Bloomingdale), friend of mine just bought a new 2150 Bluewater. had the Savannah Castaway Customs guy come scan the boat. price came back, my buddy approved it, just waiting for final cad drawing to come in. this has been over 2 weeks ago and he still has heard nothing from the guy- any assistance chris?
Yes sir I'll have something for you by noon tomorrow. My cell is 5739793691 get ahold of me if you dont hear from me. Edit : Had the Florida guys send him a message to call the customer. If he doesnt hear from him get ahold of me.

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Old 06-03-2019, 04:03 PM
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Paying someone in full in So Fla is just never a good idea. I am surprised you have gotten where you have with payment in full down here. I would have gotten CC company involved by now with a dispute, that will get there attention and stop the no-call/no-shows. They may not like you at the end, but you will get your product installed.
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:34 PM
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Paying someone in full in So Fla is just never a good idea...............................


Anywhere, these days.


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Old 06-04-2019, 06:37 AM
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I got a call from the owner this morning. We had a nice conversation and I was told it would be completed today. He apologized for the miscommunication but that he would step up and address it immediately. I appreciated him personally calling me so here's to hopefully having a completed boat today. Standby for finished pictures.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:23 AM
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If you had done Seadek you would still be waiting for them to reply to your order, they took 12 weeks in the winter for 2 bolsters and a fish ruler for me last year after the same type of calling and e-mailing your doing.
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:46 AM
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I got a call from the owner this morning. We had a nice conversation and I was told it would be completed today. He apologized for the miscommunication but that he would step up and address it immediately. I appreciated him personally calling me so here's to hopefully having a completed boat today. Standby for finished pictures.

Miscommunication? LOL....seems more like no communication
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:17 AM
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I don't understand paying anyone anything before the work starts. I hung motors on the back of my WorldCat... I think International Marine took a $200 deposit from me. That bill was over $40k. He did the work and I signed off.

I needed a welder and finally found a good one. Guy came to the boat, looked at the job and told me he could do it and he would be back early the following morning. Zero dollars changed hands. He was paid in full after the job was done (he was paid by the hour).

I did have a bulkhead replaced at the house in NJ. He was a good guy. He did ask for 10% up front. 20% when the materials were dropped 30% when half-way done, and 50% when done. Every single date he gave was met and he far exceeded the work.

More of the story... don't give people anything if you can avoid it until the work is done.

I have family in NJ that paid $10k to do electrical work. Paid the guy in full. That one ended up in court. It was horrible.

Post up pics when the work is done! I love the look of the stuff!
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I don't understand paying anyone anything before the work starts. I hung motors on the back of my WorldCat... I think International Marine took a $200 deposit from me. That bill was over $40k. He did the work and I signed off.

I needed a welder and finally found a good one. Guy came to the boat, looked at the job and told me he could do it and he would be back early the following morning. Zero dollars changed hands. He was paid in full after the job was done (he was paid by the hour).

I did have a bulkhead replaced at the house in NJ. He was a good guy. He did ask for 10% up front. 20% when the materials were dropped 30% when half-way done, and 50% when done. Every single date he gave was met and he far exceeded the work.

More of the story... don't give people anything if you can avoid it until the work is done.

I have family in NJ that paid $10k to do electrical work. Paid the guy in full. That one ended up in court. It was horrible.

Post up pics when the work is done! I love the look of the stuff!
I agree but something like this that is custom made to order does deserve some skin up front. Colors, style, spacing, and logos were all picked and unless someone has an identical boat (they only made a few) and identical taste, there wouldn't be any market for it. Motors you can always sell. Welder will just weld you boat to the dock if he doesn't get paid. I'm sure you wouldn't take on a $6k custom order just because someone said they were good for it.

For what it's worth it was a credit card auth that was filled out and signed. They weren't handed a bag of cash or a check. There is always CC recourse but it seems everything should be done today and none of that will be needed.

I will provide pics ASAP.
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:58 PM
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Ah! Agreed. Didn't consider the custom end of things. You are correct. Actually, I didn't even think of it... I'm a hypocrite, because I actually take payment in full on custom work. However, as you mentioned, same deal -- it's on a credit card, so there is always the fear of a chargeback if I don't perform like I should.
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:22 PM
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The job is done! Iím waiting for better pics but this is what I have so far. The owner really took time to make sure we were all happy today. Arguably this should have happened earlier but itís busy season and his product is very high in demand. Our conversation today was genuine and sincere and I will recommend them again. Some cell phone pics will have to do for now

Some of these were taken on install day so itís before the bow was completed but we are in fact 100% now







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