So you think that if he contracted to have the boat hauled they shouldn't put it back the way they found it. It doesn't state it but my guess is when they hauled the boat it was covered, had the solar charger hooked up, battery was charged and wasn't full of water. I seriously doubt that Reynard left it uncovered, nor do I think he should have to specify that those things specifically be done. If I drop my car off for repairs do I have to tell them to make sure they roll up the windows up or should I just be fine with finding the carpets soaked because they parked it outside with them down and a storm came up.
There is nothing in his post that indicates his expectations are unreasonable, in fact they seem quite reasonable for any haul-out and relaunch work. That's just basic maintenance. A bare minimum level of service should be understood and not have to be specifically called out in the contract.
The boat was covered when they picked it up. Solar connected and battery charged. I've got her squared away again, and another potiential buyer has emerged. This time from Chigaco. Sounds like he's a serious sailer and a fan of S&S. I'd be happy to see her go to a good home. She's too pretty a boat with too neat a history to go unloved.
Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!
Hmm reading this thread I know why I'm still a dinghy sailer. I have a couple of them.
During the pasr month I have reduced the mahogany hand rail of my recently acquired 42ft Bertram to bare wood. It had been sorely neglected by the PO......Since then I have applied three coats of West epoxy resin, sanding between each coat, today applied the final coat of varnish, six in all.
Labour of love? You betcha.
At 86 I still prefer to do my own maintenance.
Somehow, I always feel I can do a better job than the professionals. On the list of 'still to dos' is the compounding the deck house and hull, the removal and cleaning of the heat exchangers and after coolers of the Yanmars and the sewing of new protective covers for seats and what have you. It's a long list.
In August there will be our annual pilgrimage to Exuma, with any luck all the chores will be done by then.
The dock will compete with your boat time.....if you want to boat a lot make sure the hammock is further out than all of the boats...
and remember smallboatsmallboatsmallboatsmallboatsmallboatsmall boat
Found your boat, the Alcort Standard Sailfish. We can haul it on our wagon :0