you know, right about now, I am so upset that I don't even know how or why I'm writing this. Maybe to vent and for you guys to try to cheer me up but believe me, if it were not for me having my 10 yr old lab sarah.....man i am telling....
well you know it's the old adage....you can't trust anyone now days and some people will lie, cheat and steel from a man if your not savy enough. Before I bought the boat from this guy I asked him if the motor was legal for the Kenai being I saw the 35hp sticker on it. He said oh yeah, no problem. He never did come clean about where he bought the motor when I first met him at the boat 2 weeks ago.
Well, the guy is a no good rotten liar and I called him last night and he listened to me and didn't hang up which I was surprised. After he played the stupid I don't know what your talking about game 3 times I figured he had no respect for his fellow man at all. Over the weekend I had to have a park ranger rescue me on the river because of some water seperator/motor problems that I was not keen on. He tied my boat to his and we floated on down to the dock where he showed me some tips on the situation. Then he helped me get my boat onto the trailer and when the boat was parked up top he took a look at my cam and also gave me more tips.
He said that he wasn't going to write me up because i already had enough trouble for the day but that if he sees me on the river again, he'll check me. He was a class guy very professional about it the entire situation.
So, yesturday River & Sea told me they don't make a de-tuned kit for a 2000 40 TLRY oil injected 2 stroke but that's just what they said. I called another mechanic and he said any motor is detunable if it's under 50hp. I'll find out the scoop from my local mechanic.
I know most of you wouldn't say on here what you would really feel like doing about the situation but basically, if a guy lied to me which I know he did and he got 5,500 and i got a motor that i can't even legally take on the river. I'm more than just upset. I feel like after talking with him and his I don't know what your talking about crap that he really doesn't give a rip about anybody and that he thinks he's going to get away with it? If it were not for my black lab I would have told him differently.
For 5 minutes, he just acted like he didn't know what I was talking about when he was the one who said he bought a 20' northriver and that he likes being on the water when he took the boat for a test drive with me that day. oh yeah, really likes being on the river but he'll cheat the next guy he can to survive! I told him just that. And that he knows damn ^&^%&&*&* well know what I'm talking about. I told him he's not getting away with it and that he either gives me my money back or makes it right with the motor. He said what are you going to do and called me by my name. I told him he has 10 days to make it right or I'm coming after him and hung the phone up.
God help me, if i don't get back on the river legally. I have no money to buy a motor. Some other guy sold me 93 suburban and lied to me about that. It has a cracked manifold and the "surpentene" belt pully on this gas guzzler 2500 chevy suburban that I NEVER SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT also is cracked and if it goes, I'll lose all power. How sweet.
I'm just not used to being in the position of buying used vehicles and the first time I do I get burnt bad.
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on Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:14 am, edited 1 time in total.
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