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Old 26 September 2007, 14:34   #1
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Nu henjin!!!

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????????????????
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Old 26 September 2007, 15:16   #2
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That looks huge under your A-frame

Was it in the dealer's compound when the VHF and fuel were nicked? If it was I'd be claiming from their insurance.
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Old 26 September 2007, 15:26   #3
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That looks huge under your A-frame

Was it in the dealer's compound when the VHF and fuel were nicked? If it was I'd be claiming from their insurance.
They didn't have a compound!!!!!

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If you leave a car at a garage onvernight whilst a dealer is working on it and stuff was nicked who would you blame? The dealer of course. They are SUPPOSED to have insurance to cover it whilst in their possession. Why should it be any different for boats???
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Name and shame?

Sounds like they deserve it.

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They didn't have a compound!!!!!

Did they ask you to leave it there?
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Old 26 September 2007, 15:43   #7
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Did they ask you to leave it there?
Yup!

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Name and shame then!

That's an appalling level of service.
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You can tell the throttle is designed for RHS fitment cos the kill switch is pointing the wrong way now. What a tit.
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Well aren't I a smug b*st*rd - Engine wont fit under a frame
dafft bastud morr lyke. de enjin wownt fitt cuz itts ekstra lorngsharft an dem mancewnuin bastuds av jakt itt upp too fitt.

dem nobburs inn de piktewer ar sum ov manchestirs fynest owtbord teknishuns wen thay aynt sweapin bills yardd

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is that a 150 verado extra long from bill higham
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Bit of a LOW.

Rather than a HIGH-AM I right?

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Bit of a LOW.

Rather than a HIGH-AM I right?

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did they ask you to sign a disclaimer absolving them of any liability if the boat is damaged while in their care

i would personally name and shame them as that is piss poor service and others would be grateful of being warned from dealing with them in that they might recieve the same poor level of service
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Old 26 September 2007, 22:59   #15
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You can tell the throttle is designed for RHS fitment cos the kill switch is pointing the wrong way now. What a tit.
I thought that but the gears are labelled correctly. If it was a RHS throttle the gears would be the wrong way round! Having said that I'm of the opinion that the kill cord can't possibilly be right. Help!!
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That type of kill switch will work fine from that angle, in fact, from virtually any angle.

That type of control would normally be mounted on the starboard side of a sportsboat cockpit (right hand drive boat) so IS the right way round, what makes it look odd, is that it's been revolved through about 90 degrees clockwise.

So in conclusion, it's the rib thats wrong, not the control.
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But those throttles can be adjusted all shapes.

If you don't want to move the throttle backplate, you could remove the killswitch from the backplate and fit it directly into the console, then block the hole with a black grommet.

One thing I like though, is the posh metal crate the Veradon't was packed in You don't get that with an Opti - just cardboard and a bit of rough sawn.
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Before naming and shaming them, I'd send them an email detailing exactly what you expect from them as compensation for your stolen property and inconenience. I'd also include a link to this thread.
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Just got off the phone to Barrus and they say its been installed like that because there is no port hand mount throttle currently available.

I've been assured there are several other boats in the UK with them set up like this.

Regarding the theft.....lets wait and see.

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Yeh, but it looks pants. If it were your boat (an obvious impossibility since it's an inflatable), I bet you wouldn't have mounted it like that.

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