I hired a local boat mechanic to rebuild my boat motor. He we chose him on a recommendation from a friend.
He said he needed the parts money up front $5000.00. We gave him the money for the parts. Then we would pay for labor after.
$3,300.00. He took the motor apart spent my $5,000.00 and never ordered the parts. Apparently he got evicted form this location.
He put my boat parts in random boxes and took my boat to an undisclosed location. He kept saying he was working on it. He let it sit out with no cover and
the interior molded. The block froze and cracked. He said he has no money to pay me back. What should i do next...hire an attorney, small claims? I prefer to not represent myself.
I don't know what the next step is.