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Old 08-10-2013, 11:19 PM   #1
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unfortunately, never believe your broker.

I can't believe this but the mechanic I hired to work on my boat ripped me off.

JEM Marine in Stuart, Fl.

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Old 08-10-2013, 11:30 PM   #2
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He was recommended by my broker...

Damn we do real estate and I must be naive.
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what happened ?
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Funny.... the boat brokers and marine mechanics I know say the same about realtors....
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:53 AM   #6
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Are you certain he ripped you off? Could there be an error, or a misunderstanding? It just seems strange that your broker would recommend someone who would rip you off, is all that I am saying. If he had not been personally recommended, then of course that is a different story. Cavaet emptor.
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If this is the same place...somebody ripped them off on web design!!!!

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Old 08-11-2013, 10:20 AM   #8
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If this is the same place...somebody ripped them off on web design!!!!

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So funny, never completed their web page, just went live with the form-work in place.

Really love the testimonials!

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Didn't replace blower motors, put high water bilge alarm 3 ft from bottom, wires running across battery terminals not in looms, vacuflush pump improperly rebuilt claimed it was a seal in the head, supposed to clean, remove rust on engines and repaint - just painted over the rust..

Still checking the rest of his work.

I know that this is my fault, that's why I'm so livid.

And I forgot the fuel gauge on the starboard tank, the tank filters at the fuel manifold.

Not sure if he changed the oil cold or didn't change the filter because after a few hours the oil became extremely dirty.

Never sent me the oil analysis results from the v drives, if it was ever done at all.
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Funny.... the boat brokers and marine mechanics I know say the same about realtors....
There are a lot of scumbag realtors. We have to deal with them all the time.
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:15 PM   #11
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Didn't replace blower motors, put high water bilge alarm 3 ft from bottom, wires running across battery terminals not in looms, vacuflush pump improperly rebuilt claimed it was a seal in the head, supposed to clean, remove rust on engines and repaint - just painted over the rust..

Still checking the rest of his work.

I know that this is my fault, that's why I'm so livid.

And I forgot the fuel gauge on the starboard tank, the tank filters at the fuel manifold.

Not sure if he changed the oil cold or didn't change the filter because after a few hours the oil became extremely dirty.

Never sent me the oil analysis results from the v drives, if it was ever done at all.

For what it's worth, diesel engines will turn brand new oil to blacker then night in about 10 min. I have several diesel engines under my care and they all do this, not to worry it's normal for the oil to be black, all of them do it.

I rember my first oil change on a Cummins 5.9 I checked the level of the oil aboout 30 min after a full drain hot (truck engine) and filter change and it was as black as it was before I changed it.
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For what it's worth, diesel engines will turn brand new oil to blacker then night in about 10 min. I have several diesel engines under my care and they all do this, not to worry it's normal for the oil to be black, all of them do it.

I rember my first oil change on a Cummins 5.9 I checked the level of the oil aboout 30 min after a full drain hot (truck engine) and filter change and it was as black as it was before I changed it.
I have gas engines.
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For what it's worth, diesel engines will turn brand new oil to blacker then night in about 10 min. I have several diesel engines under my care and they all do this, not to worry it's normal for the oil to be black, all of them do it.

I rember my first oil change on a Cummins 5.9 I checked the level of the oil aboout 30 min after a full drain hot (truck engine) and filter change and it was as black as it was before I changed it.
I think he has 7.4 Mercruisers in her.
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Bum: I'm still here in Stuart and still hiring jobbers for various projects. I'll steer clear of JEM till I hear your final evaluation. Thanks for the heads up.
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I think he has 7.4 Mercruisers in her.
Correct.

I'm going to pull a few spark plugs to make sure he actually changed them.
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Sorry, I stand corrected. The oil should of course not be black and should look.... close to new.

My bad
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I should really change the title of this thread to; ' I'm a dumba** '.
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I should really change the title of this thread to; ' I'm a dumba** '.
How about "We're dumbies". I got the shaft here in Stuart too, literally and figuratively. If you do really determine that all is as it seems to be, I hope you give a chance to both the broker and the company to explain/make it right.
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How about "We're dumbies". I got the shaft here in Stuart too, literally and figuratively. If you do really determine that all is as it seems to be, I hope you give a chance to both the broker and the company to explain/make it right.
He hasn't offered to correct anything and the broker hasn't returned calls or texts.
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Boat brokerage is like real estate sales with the possibility of drowning.
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