Oh, it was so pathetic it was shocking.
The conversation went something like this:-
Me. 'so, we've bought this hull. As we agreed before we paid for the hull,the motor is MINE and it stays that way because you've got the mechanical knowledge of a retarded toothbrush. I don't mind it being used, and I want to make sure it's maintained properly.'
#1 'Cool lets go do stupid things very fast'
Me 'Ok, lets bolt on the motor and go play. Where's the drill?'
#2 'Yes, but I want to change the engine every time I take it out so I can potter up the Thames'
Me.'You don't own another motor, and you wouldn't get your hands dirty changing a car radio let alone an outboard. Why didn't you say you wanted a river boat before we paid for it?!'
#2 ' Well you wouldnt have let me buy into it. I'm buying a share of the outboard off you'...
Me 'No you're not. You knew that wasn't part of the deal and it's not for sale'.
Along wanders random mate of #2, also known as 'B***sh** Billy. He thinks he knows everything about every boat, ever and says he owns a huge Ribcraft that does over 100mph.
BB 'Look inside the boat, it's got osmosis and it's dangerous' (the hull's probably only ever been in the water twice and it's spotless but this doesn't deter our 'osmosis' expert.
Me. 'oh?' (expecting trouble)
#2 'I don't want it. Get rid of it. It's not safe. Scrap it.' (metaphorically sticks fingers in ears). Leaves.
#1' He's talking crap isn't he.'
Me 'Yes. WTF are we going to do with this hull? He'll want it if finish it.'
Me. 'Soddit, lets give it away'.
Advert goes in the Trade-It as 'free to collector, may be a good sandpit'.
The man that picked it up couldn't believe it was a freebie. He kept trying to hand me money saying 'but there's nothing wrong with it' while I said 'I know, I just want the thing gone to end the idiocy of the shared ownership.'
8 hours later, I owned my own boat again...