Originally Posted by Jimbo
I kind of resent that a bit Nasher.
I kinda resent it too. You should leave stating the bleeding obvious to me and gArfie. No more Scooby snax for you.
As you were using the boat daily then that in itself would keep the bottom fairly clean. How long was it moored without use to get that bad, no wonder thay call the place Sh*t creek
I'm genuinely sorry to hear that you've been knocked for money and had somebody Fkk up an engine for you, I know just how painful and annoying that can be. Does the instructors liability insurance cover mechanical negligence or is it just cover liability when underway?. Cos it strikes me that he/she was liable and negligent and that could be grounds for a claim.
As you are only too well aware of my views on Pwerboat Instructors needing expeience, I won't bang on about it here but, I wonder if you'd agree with me that a PBI needs to be able to prove a degree of mechanical and boatkeeping competence. Perhaps the RYA should set up a course for petrol engine maintenance as well as diesel (or better still an exam) and maybe those courses should be a pre requisite prior to a PBI course.
After all the margins in running a PB2 course can be quite tight and it takes a lot of courses to pay for a fkkd engine