I bought a 2001 1800 Challenger on Friday. Did take a test drive, ran good. Took it out Sunday for an hour and the motor froze up.
The previous owner said motor was fine, never had a problem. He just had oil changed, new oil, spark plugs, and had it checked out. When looking over the boat the guy said that the motor was in great shape, 60-70 hours of use, everything works great; the only problem is a few scratches.
I wrote the guy a check and did a stop payment. My question may be one for a lawyer. We did not sign anything, just wrote the check, and drove off with the boat. I like the boat and would like to keep it, but now it looks like it may take $4 -7K to have the motor repaired. I need to know what rights, if any, that I have. I would consider paying half the repair and keeping the boat, of course pay him for the boat. Or returning the boat, the guy says that it doesn't want the boat back...obviously, but I don’t want to pay $4-7K for repairs.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? I don’t want to screw the guy but I don’t want to get screwed either. Thanks
2001 1800 Challenger Sea Doo
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 07:40 AM
Posted 23 June 2006 - 03:14 PM
(1)Was there a contract?(2) Was there a warrenty written or verbal? (3)Was the sale "As is. " ? Unless you can reach a compromise or the answer to 1& 2was yes , sounds like your at a disadvantage , exp if #3 was yes . BUT I AM * NOT* A LAWYER.
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