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Old 01-13-2013, 08:26 AM
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i have 3 friends that i would let and have let borrow my boat. i know that they are responsible and take boats and boating seriously. if one of them screwed something up and it was an accident well thats on me. if they screwed something up and it was their fault then id expect them to pay.

if they refused to pay id start burning shit down.
Old 01-13-2013, 08:36 AM
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Show him the actual repair bill.........PERIOD. Then ask him how to spell his name & get his address for the Court Order to appear in court for damages.

He is a thief who wrecked the engine & all the wiring is corroding. Along with all other parts in the boat & motor.

I would sell the boat while the corrosion is not visable. That is life.

Lesson learned ? You keep the keys in your pocket.

You should not show any feelings to the CROOK !!
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He's no friend. If he can afford beach vacations then he can afford to fix/replace a 25 hp outboard. Just how do you unintenionally flip a flat bottom carolina skiff with just a 25 hp motor?
Old 01-13-2013, 10:12 AM
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WhenI was a teen my locker buddy from HS broke my 74 Johnson outboard and wouldn't pay up, (He broke the recoil pull starter), I kicked him out of our shared locker, beat his ass shortly after he still didn't get the message and haven't talked to him since.

Being grown up I'd have to hand him the bill, if he didn't pay I'd give him 4 flat tires and move on. (JJ) Take him to small claims court!

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:55 AM
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He will become a judge with a pile of white envelopes every Monday morning.
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Originally Posted by cyclops2 View Post
Show him the actual repair bill.........PERIOD. Then ask him how to spell his name & get his address for the Court Order to appear in court for damages.

He is a thief who wrecked the engine & all the wiring is corroding. Along with all other parts in the boat & motor.

I would sell the boat while the corrosion is not visable. That is life.

Lesson learned ? You keep the keys in your pocket.

You should not show any feelings to the CROOK !!
"I would sell the boat while the corrosion is not visable. That's life"

What a display of ETHICS from a THT member;?;?
Old 01-13-2013, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by jpcanning View Post
"I would sell the boat while the corrosion is not visable. That's life"

What a display of ETHICS from a THT member;?;?
Yeah, remind me not to buy a boat from a one eyed idiot.
Old 01-13-2013, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
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
Humorous to think about, but wouldn't that make you an equal to him?

Originally Posted by CharlieFoxtrot View Post
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.
Best advice yet, Life is short and allowing him to further impact your life is just to allow him to continue to take from you. Hate is an emotion that's only debilitating to the person who harbors it...... Cut your losses and move on.
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Keep this in mind

Did YOU have all safety equipment as required by CG for saltwater


If not it could back fire and bite YOU in the ass, seen people sued for LOT LESS than that


Just count it as lesson learned
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Originally Posted by tprice View Post
Keep this in mind

Did YOU have all safety equipment as required by CG for saltwater


If not it could back fire and bite YOU in the ass, seen people sued for LOT LESS than that


Just count it as lesson learned
Kind of hard to prove what safety equipment was on an open boat that rolled.
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I borrow a friends boat (18'CC) on a regular basis. I take care of it better than my boat. In fact I take care of other peoples belongings better than mine no matter what it is.

I would call him up, tell him a new motor is XYZ and he needs to pay XYZ.
Old 01-13-2013, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Crabpot Man View Post
Shoot the bastid!
Just don't use an "Assault looking weapon"

Originally Posted by Qb1rdman View Post
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.


Originally Posted by cyclops2 View Post
Show him the actual repair bill.........PERIOD. Then ask him how to spell his name & get his address for the Court Order to appear in court for damages.

He is a thief who wrecked the engine & all the wiring is corroding. Along with all other parts in the boat & motor.

I would sell the boat while the corrosion is not visable. That is life.

Lesson learned ? You keep the keys in your pocket.

You should not show any feelings to the CROOK !!
Note to self:
Don't buy anything from this member.

Originally Posted by nanjemoycat View Post
He's no friend. If he can afford beach vacations then he can afford to fix/replace a 25 hp outboard. Just how do you unintenionally flip a flat bottom carolina skiff with just a 25 hp motor?
Alcohol + youth + sex drive + inexperience = bad results.


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You can get a lot of boats & cars everywhere in the USA.

They are from the east coast flooding & are picked up at auctions & resold as soon as they are parked in a lot.

That is life..
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is a freindhsip worth a $ grand?

I've got stupid friends, they f up and they are still my friends.
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Originally Posted by outerbanxer View Post


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.

^^^This^^^
Old 01-14-2013, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by debugger View Post
Yeah, remind me not to buy a boat from a one eyed idiot.
That sh*t is funny right there!!!!^^^^

I was raised on the "you break it you buy it" system. Regrettably, it seems most times I borrow something it breaks.
Weird that someone is willing to lose a friendship over a motor. Hell, you could buy a new 25hp 4stroke for $2500. That would be worth it to me just to keep my good name.

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