You didn't leave much clue as to who you are, so I'm going to have to go on generalities. We take pictures of all areas of the boat, including the prop beforehand so there's no chance we're making up some kind of damage claim (how that can be fishy is beyond me...). We're not in the business of making money scamming people for damage. In fact, we hate charging you for damage as much as you hate paying for it. That's why we go over safety rules, including damage policy.
Damaged props most commonly come from being in too shallow of water, but a fair # come from hitting something floating in the water. If it previously rains hard then it takes about a week for the branches, logs and other junk washed into the lake to find its way downstream. I've hit things with the prop before myself. There's a good-sized chunk of wood displayed in one of our offices as an example of what's out there.
I don't know where you got $200. If a prop is lightly damaged it can be fixed for $75. If it's beyond repair a replacement prop is $150. If you're who I think you are, 2 blades of the prop were broken off, and a third bent pretty bad. The vibration alone would tell you exactly when it was damaged. Just so everyone is clear, I've posted the before and after pictures here: http://www.adventureboatrentals.com/damages.htm They're pretty clear, and any other rental company would charge you as well for the damaged prop. I'm sorry you're angry about it. I would be upset too, but also realize that I am responsible for the boat while it is under my control.
I'll show your review to the employee. I've never known her to be rude to anyone, especially with her years of experience on the dock.
BTW, since this is for the Oar House Bar and Grill, I'm going to rate it 5 stars. The food is great, especially the breakfast. Bob and Lynne are great hosts.
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