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Old 04-07-2012, 12:16 PM
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I don't expect any more honesty from a used boat dealer than I do from a used car dealer.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:26 PM
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Dear Capt. Dbag,

What an idiot! First you moron there are no warranty cards anymore you idiot. Second if you screwed the consumer then come on here with your first moronic post you don't deserve to be in business. You speak like a true Dbag.



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Sir, we are sorry to hear about the issues you are having with your motor after only 6 months of use. Please present your warranty card to us and we will be happy to remedy your problem. It appears to be an abuse problem from not flushing the motor and is not necessarily an hours driven problem.Looks like the previous owner had 8 years to create that damage. Sorry for the inconvenience.

However, if your boat was purchased on an "as-is" basis at a wholesale discount we can not be held liable. Buyer beware no matter where you buy it after 8 years in salt water.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:52 PM
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W-O-W. Based on their response... I can say this:

Boat House of Cape Coral sucks and I will never do business with them.

I think I'll print this OP's problem and Boat House of Cape Coral 's response and post it at the marina.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:30 PM
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Irrelevant.

The word you're looking for is "FRAUD".

The plain and simple fact is that the original poster did not receive the engine which he was led to believe he had purchased. Period.

If I purchase a Porsche in an "as is" condition and it turns out that the internal guts of the motor turn out to be from a VW, guess what: That "as is" clause wouldn't apply as I purchased a Porsche engine "as is" not a "VW" engine.

What happened here is fraud. Guilt-by-omission, if you will. That's illegal and it's a crime.

But, good luck with that attitude other wise, d****bag.

But who has comitted the Fraud? Is it the first person to make the charge that is always telling the truth? Is is possible that this is just a story? Can he really say the numbers of the motor were not the numbers on the contract? Did he post his contract?
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Originally Posted by Florida Capt View Post
But who has comitted the Fraud? Is it the first person to make the charge that is always telling the truth? Is is possible that this is just a story? Can he really say the numbers of the motor were not the numbers on the contract? Did he post his contract?

wtf?
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:29 PM
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Lets see the buyer was given a printout from a particular ECM from the seller which is the engine he was lead to believe he purchased.... The buyer now has a different engine therefore different ECM...Sounds like the old bait and switch or at best shotty record keeping by the selling business.... The buyer is due his money back or a properly repaired engine...

Step up Boat House...
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:10 PM
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Wow. When I first read this thread, I immediately thought "Caveat Emptor". After reading the dealer's response, I am now 100% behind the buyer. I don't even have words for this piece of garbage dealer. What are they, some 1970's used car dealer? Absolutely unacceptable. No, the first person to tell their story isn't necessarily the one being truthful, but as soon as the dealer started responding to this thread, he went ahead and made it clear that the buyer is the one telling the truth. I'll make sure anyone I know stays away from the Boat House. Shame on you, you give boating a bad name. Dirtbag.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:39 PM
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I dont think that is really the dealer. something is not right with those posts.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:26 PM
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If the engine number and hours specified in the documentation provided by the Boat House of Cape Coral at the time of sale don't match those of the engine delivered, then the Boat House is guilty of misrepresentation and the "As Is" caveat is irrelevant.

If true, the buyer has the absolute legal right to demand the engine specified at the time of sale - no question whatsoever.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Florida Capt View Post
But who has comitted the Fraud? Is it the first person to make the charge that is always telling the truth? Is is possible that this is just a story? Can he really say the numbers of the motor were not the numbers on the contract? Did he post his contract?
You can't be serious.

Good luck, Capt D-Bag. I'm sure lots of THT members will be just rushing to do business with you.

EVERYONE: FishTales Marina in Ft. Myers Beach gave me honest, straight-forward and personal service when I bought my used Grady there back in '09. No surprises, answered this newbies questions, tolerated us going over the boat with a fine-toothed comb and even threw in a trailer for dirt cheap to get my new toy home to Orlando. (Trailer needed some work but it was smokin' deal anyway).

Like I said: DON'T GO TO CAPTAIN D-BAG'S IN CAPE CORAL. DRIVE A LITTLE FURTHER AND PAY FISH TALES IN FT. MYERS BEACH A VISIT.

Capt. D-Bag: See how this works now?
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:47 AM
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Originally Posted by blueflyer View Post
You can't be serious.

Good luck, Capt D-Bag. I'm sure lots of THT members will be just rushing to do business with you.

EVERYONE: FishTales Marina in Ft. Myers Beach gave me honest, straight-forward and personal service when I bought my used Grady there back in '09. No surprises, answered this newbies questions, tolerated us going over the boat with a fine-toothed comb and even threw in a trailer for dirt cheap to get my new toy home to Orlando. (Trailer needed some work but it was smokin' deal anyway).

Like I said: DON'T GO TO CAPTAIN D-BAG'S IN CAPE CORAL. DRIVE A LITTLE FURTHER AND PAY FISH TALES IN FT. MYERS BEACH A VISIT.

Capt. D-Bag: See how this works now?
How do you know that this is really the dealer? Anyone can go on here and make a screen name
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:27 AM
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Website apparantly done by the OP and a priceless response from the dealer

http://www.theboathousecapecoral.com/
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:28 AM
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You will get more attention here. Register and go to the Sothwest General Info Forum and make your post.

http://www.floridasportsman.com/

Good luck, lots of C/Coral fishermn use that site, more local.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by justasplash View Post
Website apparantly done by the OP and a priceless response from the dealer

http://www.theboathousecapecoral.com/

WOW!! Thanks for the heads-up about this particular business and Mr. Al Lewis.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by First Choice Charters View Post
I ma not sure but the local states attorney should have an office and someone who handles this type of complaint. One question did you use the boat and did it run correctly? 729 or 1079 hours is nothing in hours on a 2004 engine?

+1 I have had surprisingly good luck with some states' AGs' offices.

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:26 AM
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WOW

What a prick "Capt Al Lewis" is....

Hope chapter 11 soon finds Boat House Cape Coral
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:29 AM
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Capt Lewis now threatening the buyer with court (that is a laugh)... Good Luck OP
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:50 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Thank you for your support, suggestions and advice. I promised that I would update this thread as things develop. While I have some very interesting things unfolding I can't yet state publicly, I wanted to let everyone know that I appreciate your responses.

As I speak to people locally about what's happened (I have spoken to MANY and will continue to do so) I am starting to and hear more and more poor experiences which lead me to believe the Boat House is not upfront and honest. Unfortunately I am seeing this in hindsight but I hope others read about my experience before dealing with them.

You can imagine a hugely negative experience like this is shared with everyone (which makes me question how some people just don't understand that fixing an issue is way better than losing sales from bad publicity) and also online as reviews. In one such case, I wanted to just point out the response from Mr Lewis - if you look at the attached screenshot, adding a positive review for your own business to try and bury negative reviews says a lot to me.

Thank you all, I'll keep updating this thread when I have something to share.
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Wow, what a douche. Good luck with everything and keep us updated!
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
wtf?
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My question to the OP is why didn't you get a survey done?

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