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Hi Jo. Yes the boat was brought out of the water in october earlier than normal so he could start work. The work wasn't done by christmas, and then it wasn't competed by end of january as we subsequently agreed.
Yes, that would be a phrase i would use but i did not know the importance of exactly saying "time is of the essence". He is in know doubt however that time is of the essence in so much as he knew the dates i required it done. Plus he knows the boat goes back in the water at Easter, i have told him this.
At the time of awarding him the work? No i could not say that. I could say on oath that i have said that in follow up conversations when i have been concerned about the lack of progress
Thanks Jo. Thats clear. I will do that. Actually i will give him 7 days, which is the time that "she" is supposed to go back in. It can be quite costly craning a 7 tonne yacht back into the water and i dont want to cancel the crane. Please clarify what "additional costs" are in this case?
Him. boats are "She's" boat builders are "He's" mainly. . No i haven't but i must have spent 30K with him over last few years on other jobs. Hey i was going to send this. you think ok?
Thanks Jo, you've been great. Seems to me theres little point in threatening legal action to get work done as i originally thought might be effective as all he will loose is the income from my job. i will have to find another way to make him complete the job, no problem. Don't you eat? its dinner time! ciao