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Old 09-17-2017, 06:27 AM
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Sold boat that was dry docked. Buyer came with trailer to pick up boat. I signed paperwork at Marina cancelling the membership.

Marina loaded boat on buyers trailer and said have a nice day. Buyer calls 3 hours later letting me know boat sank because Marina didn't put plug in boat before it left.
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Really. Buyer owns it. Buyer beware What did the buyer ask for?
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Buyers at fault. The marina has no legal obligation to prepare the boat for use.
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Buyer beware. It's now his boat and he and he alone is responsible for his boat.
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buyers fault, let the buyer and marina hash it out
Old 09-17-2017, 06:40 AM
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Yes unfortunately I was not there, to do a check. But felt pretty bad after the call that the Marina didn't even bother. After all, they are the ones that have the drain plugs to all the boats.
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Marina was responsible for loading the boat for transport. Plug would normally be removed as they left it. Buyer is an idiot.
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The buyer made a chumps decision to launch without checking the most basic requirement. It was absolutely his fault. He was excited and in a hurry. Lesson learned.

It's OK to feel bad for the guy without assigning blame to anyone else.
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I bought a 25 Carolina Classic from NC, I had it shipped up here to NY, my marina went through the engine, outdrive and did a sea trial. Well I picked the boat up to bring to my canvas guy and put it in his driveway to get the soft goods all done quicker.

When I was going to dump it in, the FIRST thing I did was checked the plug. Of course there was none there.

What in the world is this question about, the guy didn't check his plug. Guess he will have learned a valuable lesson.

Is he upset because the marina didn't wipe his a$$ also
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Originally Posted by hottoddie View Post
Marina was responsible for loading the boat for transport. Plug would normally be removed as they left it. Buyer is an idiot.

I wonder if the buyer is a member on THT, I'd bet if he is he won't be on this thread
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He said he did get insurance. Luckily. I just ligitimately didn't know if marina had any fault
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I'm sure like everyone here in THT does, you go through a checklist in your head every time you trailer, antennas down, motors up and drain plug in, that simple
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Originally Posted by hottoddie View Post
Marina was responsible for loading the boat for transport. Plug would normally be removed as they left it. Buyer is an idiot.
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Originally Posted by salty sealion View Post
He said he did get insurance. Luckily. I just ligitimately didn't know if marina had any fault
Absolutely none would be a gross understatement.
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Clearly the buyers. He forgot or didn't know. He is at fault ether way if he was new he should have asked for a rundown.
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I had a somewhat similar situation. Shipped my boat from NH to FL. The marina in NH would handle installing/removing drain plugs when pulling boats. They loaded it to the transport company without installing a drain plug, so it arrived in FL with no plug. Marina in FL does not pull drain plugs, they just haul/launch boats as-is. However, I had the foresight to check this, and had to buy and install a drain plug for my boat before launch. No big deal. It would have been nice for the NH marina to send the boat off with a drain plug, but they did not, and I really could not fault them for this either.
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I am confused as it sounds like the boat left the marina on a trailer, if so why would they put the plug in? Sounds like the new owner launched with out putting the plug in.
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When I go to dump any boat in, the first thing I do is check the plug. You can't fix stupid!
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Originally Posted by salty sealion View Post
Sold boat that was dry docked. Buyer came with trailer to pick up boat. I signed paperwork at Marina cancelling the membership.

Marina loaded boat on buyers trailer and said have a nice day. Buyer calls 3 hours later letting me know boat sank because Marina didn't put plug in boat before it left.
why do you need a thread to answer this

#commonsense
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you feel bad?...the new owner needs to get his head on straight....if he didn't check for a drain plug before he launched he is an idiot...

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