Originally Posted by 54' Bertram
changing names is bad luck.... your J&T guy will tell you all about that!
If I believed in bad luck I would have sold the boat after the first contractor ripped me off of $65k. The engine Saunders just finished overhauling for $65,000 was failing as I pulled away from Saunders Yachtworks in Orange Beach, Alabama.
I should have named it "Three Lawyers". That is the number of lawyers I have had to hire to go after crooked contractors with regard to this boat!
#1 Saunders of Orange Beach, Alabama
#2 Central Marine of Herrington Harbor, MD
#3 Stephen Quinn - Black Fyn Customs, Fairhope, AL
Why is it that I have NEVER had trouble like this with other contractors.
I have renovated my current home with the help of contractors without issue.
I have renovated my vacation home with the help of contractors without issue.
I have renovated a Bertram 28 with the help of contractors without issue.
I have been in business for 27 years AND NEVER HAD TO SUE a vendor or client or contractor or employee.
And yet ... this boat seems to attract the most crooked contractors in the business.
And yet ... I love the boat and WILL have it running in the early spring! The third contractor will begin work on the port engine shortly. This time, it will be dyno tested on the stand before going in the boat.
Oh ... and for the first time, I have identified that the engines are 650hp and NOT 800hp. It only took 3 certified Detroit Diesel engine specialists to determine which engine they were working on!