I checked my account this morning still nothing showing. I rang the broker who said that the bank had bounced the money back to him. I said that I wanted a cheque, he said he would go one better and i could collect cash. So off to Hamble point again to collect my money.
So I gave Simon Coward £5000.00 on the 20/03/2008 in the form of a cheque.
On the 05/04/08 I requested my money back This is the email i sent him:
It is with regret that I am withdrawing from the purchase of Sal
Volatile and request the return of my deposit.
Sadly there are just to many issues with the boat that means she does
not present good value at £9.5K
She is in fact an April 1999 5.5m vessel not a 6 m 2000 as per your
The engine hours can not be verified electronically as you claimed and
are likely to be significantly higher than the 200 you advertised.
The steering cables may or may not been replaced. The marine engineer
claimed that the old cables were put in the bin and the bin had been
emptied. Either way at some point in the future they will need
replacing again which is why hydrolic was preferred.
We shock hands on a deal that included the fitting of hydrolic
steering. This has not happened.
Please confirm whether you want me to collect the cheque from you or
whether you will be posting it.
I sent a total of six emails to Simon Coward and did not get one reply.
Today is the 15/04/08 and I collect from Simon Coward £4950.00 in cash the deduction he explained was to cover his bank charges.
I am pleased that this mater is now closed.
Most Importantly I want to thank all the people that offered support and advice.
I also want to thank Dave Carnell who came out on the sea trail with me and identified the problem with the stearing, Thanks for your help mate Fish and chips on me again!!
I will be buying a rib and I hope to meet some of you guys on the Solent ( if my wife ever lets me on the wheel).