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Old 01-12-2013, 08:57 PM
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Sorry to hear it....

It tends to be be a small beach around here...especially in the wintertime. Word of mouth gets around...until he gets you a new 25hp motor.

Sorry, reread the rant and realized your not a local. Won't do anygood anyways. Get a new used motor off of him...if that won't happen go bang his girlfriend.

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:03 PM
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1) He didn't have permission and now you're pissed. If you're that mad, and your friendship is over, sue his ass.

2) You ferry people around in a boat that doesn't carry insurance? I'm not commenting further on that.
Old 01-12-2013, 09:05 PM
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I used mystery oil and a lot of wd40 to flush the motor. replaced the plugs, cleaned the gas. a lot of corrosion had started taking place on the motor even as it was under water. There was also a large amount of sand in the motor and in the boat. I tried for hours to get it to start but no luck. two days later the motor was frozen even with puting mystery oil in the cylinders. I have thought of getting it rebuilt but i figured it would cost about the same to just find a used motor.
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Originally Posted by relay View Post
I used mystery oil and a lot of wd40 to flush the motor. replaced the plugs, cleaned the gas. a lot of corrosion had started taking place on the motor even as it was under water. There was also a large amount of sand in the motor and in the boat. I tried for hours to get it to start but no luck. two days later the motor was frozen even with puting mystery oil in the cylinders. I have thought of getting it rebuilt but i figured it would cost about the same to just find a used motor.
Bummer. Wouldn't have figured being submerged for 14 hours would have caused that much corrosion. Then again, how long was it out of the water before you flushed it?

Sorry man, that sucks.
Old 01-12-2013, 09:12 PM
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So here goes my dilema, once a year a large group of friends and myself go to the outerbanks to an island and hang out for a week in the summer.

Has anyone else in this large group of friends put any pressure on him to do the right thing?
Old 01-12-2013, 09:24 PM
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freebird i flused it within 30 min. it was amazing how much corrosion started.
glacierbaze, he has almost cut off all contact with our group. Others in the group have confronted him about it. I am pretty much just taking the loss, but curious how others outside our group of friends feel about the situation or how they would handle it. I just know how I was brought up and if I make a mistake i fix it. I know his father taught him the same way. I know what his father would have made him do even though we are "grown up"
Old 01-12-2013, 09:43 PM
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Tell him that you forgive him, and everything is cool. Then in two weeks, ask him if you can borrow his car for a few hours
Old 01-13-2013, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by cape_fisherman View Post
1) He didn't have permission and now you're pissed. If you're that mad, and your friendship is over, sue his ass.

2) You ferry people around in a boat that doesn't carry insurance? I'm not commenting further on that.

1. X2 He is not a friend. Small claims. Get the $ and dump him

2. If you are bringing people out on your boat, you "must" have insurance.
Old 01-13-2013, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by hottoddie View Post
1. X2 He is not a friend. Small claims. Get the $ and dump him

2. If you are bringing people out on your boat, you "must" have insurance.
Small claims is your only recourse

He may have had liability only, on my older boats over the years that's all i carried
Old 01-13-2013, 05:33 AM
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all my friends know "If you break it you PAY for it"

funny thing I beg them to borrow stuff and they just won't ...go figure ...
Old 01-13-2013, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Tommysmicroskiff View Post
all my friends know "If you break it you PAY for it"

funny thing I beg them to borrow stuff and they just won't ...go figure ...
I know what you mean, I don't like to borrow stuff. When my boat has been down or not in the water for some reason I have a couple of friends that say to me "Take mine when ever you want, you know where the keys are"

I would never do it
Old 01-13-2013, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by round2it View Post
An expensive life lesson for sure but not as bad as life lessons could be. I would ask for the money as indicated above but wouldn't expect it.
I agree


No insurance ;?;?;?
Old 01-13-2013, 06:44 AM
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Sue him for principle. If he hasn't offered to pay by now, he is not going to pay even by courts orders. Get a judgment against him and move on and find some real friends.
Old 01-13-2013, 06:49 AM
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I sold a car once for 100 bucks and an iou for 1000 for a car with a blue book of 3000 to help afriend who lost his job and whose daughter needed a car to get to work. Guy kept the car for himself, went to disney land with the wife later that year, his daughter turned into a druggie the "friend" and the friend never paid a cent. Lost a "friend" and a couple grand. Oh well Life lesson learned.
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While you may claim he is a good friend, he doesn't think your friendship is worth a few hundred/few thousand dollars. Regardless of whether you say something that forces him to "pay-up", he has already told you he is no more than a "party buddy".
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Shoot the bastid!
Old 01-13-2013, 07:14 AM
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Just buy a used 25hp for $600 and forget this d bag and get back fishing and boating. Sell the carbs and lower unit on eBay if they are ok.
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Originally Posted by tommyr904 View Post
if he had your permission to use it,your beat.that's the risk of lending your boat out.on another note if he was a true friend he would offer to pay or help pay for another.

just my 2 cents
Same here. I have two rules about this and while they seem contradictory it's the way I was raised.

When you loan something you do so at your own peril and accept the consequences.

When you borrow something you bring it back in better condition than when you received it.
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First, like others have said, he is NOT your friend.

Second, If you feel he needs to pay up, take him to small claims (You will win as he took your boat without permission)


Personally, I would be very upset the guy has not made an effort to pay me anything, I would take him to small claims court.
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
First, like others have said, he is NOT your friend.

Second, If you feel he needs to pay up, take him to small claims (You will win as he took your boat without permission)


Personally, I would be very upset the guy has not made an effort to pay me anything, I would take him to small claims court.
Yes and teach him a life lesson.

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