i was looking to rent a boat for memorial day weekend. i called about a month a head of time and the owner told me that someone else had wanted to use one of his boats, but he hadn't been able to get the time locked in yet. he said, ""go ahead and let me know if you want the morning or afternoon, so that you will at least have a reservation""...and i did so, and was told to meet him the next week so that i could pay for it up front.
I didn't hear anything for a week or so and finally called and was told, "" we might have a problem. right now i don't have a boat for you"". he then told me that, ""his business partner had written the other guy's time down wrong and that was the mix up"". after talking to him for the 4th time it was pretty clear that this is a one man shop, and that a reservation doesn't mean anything to this guy.
do not use this guy. he is unprofessional and doesn't seem to know how to run a business. net-net he basically bumped me for a D-list country singer, who i've never heard of (and i listen to country), but he somehow thought that i would be impressed that i was bumped for this non-famous singer.
if you're looking to rent a boat, i would recommend anywhere else, but this guy.