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Old 08 March 2008, 09:06   #41
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Do you have any legal protection elements to other insurance policies, like your home?

These may give you cover without having to pay for a different solicitor........

Just a thought.

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Old 08 March 2008, 09:29   #42
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Unfortunately, I am going to try and go down on monday and see if I can talk to him face to face and get this sorted. Failing that I will have a solictors letter sent to him and follow that route. My biggest gripe, is that it is going to cost me money to get a solicitor involved when I truly believe that I don't owe him anything.
Take an Indepentant witness with you to make notes! an dkeep your cool, polite and state you wish to resolve the matter, if you have any evidence re the other engine take copies of this with you.
Hope all goes well
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I saw a programme a few years back where someone had had their car impounded at a spray shop for similar reasons.

What they did was break in and recover their car. Used bolt croppers on all the padlocks, and then replaced em with new ones on their way out to avoid any opportunists taking advantage. They videod the whole thing to ensure there could be no "allegations" of breaking or nicking other stuff.
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Old 08 March 2008, 15:52   #44
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I feel sorry for you Ben
four years ago a bearing, Just one bearing went on our trailer as the boat was in
Northney Mariner i whipped it round to Hayling Trailers and asked him to replace just the one bearing as it was used to launch
I called in the next day and he had cut all the break cables and replaced all the bearings. I went mad, and was told that unless they where paid in CASH no credit cards as they can be subject to charge back, i could sing for my trailer and it was pushed to the back of there yard. In short i like you did not have any thing in writing, amounting to a contract, as such it was my word against theres and yes they where legally entailed to keep my trailer until i payed up.
I paid up.
I know its a bore but get it all in writing take pictures times and date,s etc etc
there is no such thing as trust any more. as more and more people seam to develop selective memory loss when it suits them. If you write send it special delivery (Silver) not the recorded Orange ones.
Ho and by the way try and get a costing from the solicitor you are using.
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Old 08 March 2008, 16:04   #45
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I can't see how your uncle's debt has anything to do with you but like you say it may take time.

Go down there and remove your boat during office hours, if he stops you there is bound to be a 'disturbance' and the police may need to be called if you know what I mean.

He will then have to lie to the face of a police officer, no good for his case me thinks...
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If he cant remember you outboards maybe the inland revenue will help him remember and vat inspector
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If he cant remember you outboards maybe the inland revenue will help him remember and vat inspector
Very good point, providing they went though the books of course.
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Very good point, providing they went though the books of course.
I think the point is if they did not go through the books, he'll be quaking in his boots at the idea of a VAT inspection
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Basically, the boat yard are telling me that I still owe £3500 for storage of my boat from 06-07 however, this was agreed to be covered when they sold my old 115 engines and kept the money. When I reminded him that he sold my engines, he replied with "what engines" and told me that if my uncle paid his debt that maybe his memory would improve..
Sounds a bit like theft if you read it a couple of times.
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I think the point is if they did not go through the books, he'll be quaking in his boots at the idea of a VAT inspection
Yeh, I figured that. But it's a win win situation, because if they did go though the books there would be evidence of the Engines and the sale of them and how much they got for them.
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