Oh how exciting and disapointing all at the same time!!
Deposit paid - its mine!
Tow boat to Manchester from London - Nightmare traffic
See Merc dealer - not what I'm expecting/worrying
See new engine for first time - BIG!!
Get told it might be done in one day - result!
Waste day in Manchester - well can you think of anywhere else?
Ring at 1700 - gutted, its not ready
Go to parental unit - get nagged
Ring up next day - gutted its still not ready
Bad news - VHF has been stolen
Arrived at arranged time - gutted its still not ready
Throttle on the "wrong side" - Dealer says; "I like it on the left hand side though!!! - Incredulous!!
Time ticking on - end up helping fit my own engine
Engine very close to A frame - Dealer says its fine
Engine cowling fitted - Well aren't I a smug b*st*rd - Engine wont fit under a frame
Dealer says it not his fault - Nice!
Dealer can't fit engine cowel - part missing
Dealer will send part in post and say I can fit it myself- I'm paying how much for this??
Pay lot of money - no discout for theft, delays, or dealer incompetence!!
Travel to London on Friday evening - Nightmare traffic
Sea trials - no fuel?? Theiving b*st*rds stole VHF and tank of fuel!!!
Engine fault - Smart craft guages not calibrated
Goes like stink, very quite, uses very little fuel, very poor service - IS IT ALWAYS LIKE THIS????????????????