This web page details our opinions of and experiences with:
Glen Scott Fenske
of Granite Falls, Washington
This May be the Dumbest, Most Dishonest
Son of a Bitch on God's Green Earth
What's this site about?
There probably isn't an American alive and over the age of 8 who hasn't purchased something that s/he felt they got screwed on. Maybe they only imagine they got screwed. Maybe they really did. If you've ever tried to extract compensation or, God forbid, actually a little "Justice" from the person who bamboozled you, you know it's an uphill battle every inch of the way. The perpetrator will lie, cheat, connive -- do ANYTHING to keep you from getting your due, and just about everyone's experience has shown that appealing to law enforcement or civil court is really no more than a toss of the dice. It's almost always a waste of time, a backwards, sneaky, Planet-of-the-Apes kind of environment where the only entities who win are the attorneys.
Still, you've been royally screwed. What do you do? What CAN you do? What steps should you even attempt? This site is posted in more or less real time as events unfold and as remedies are tried. This fiasco began in mid 2006. We have no idea how this will turn out. But on this one occasion we are absolutely determined to exhaust every single, bar-none, possible mode of remedy that exists in the United States of America today. Let's see if we're successful. But whether we are, or we aren't, this website will provide absolutely invaluable information about what might, could, probably will, probably won't, and seemingly SHOULD work when you've been SCREWED.
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Scott Fenske -- Home
Scott Fenske -- Preface
Scott Fenske -- Legal Docs
Scott Fenske -- Builds a Fuel System (sort of)
Scott Fenske -- Installs a Dipstick (sort of)
Scott Fenske -- Blows up an Engine (real good)
Scott Fenske -- List of Lies (under construction)
Scott Fenske -- Criminal Complaint (filed)
Scott Fenske -- Civil Suit
Scott Fenske -- Alternative Remedies
Scott Fenske -- Rewards Offered
Scott Fenske -- Comments from Fenske's Trailer Court Tenants
Scott Fenske -- List of court actions Fenske has brought against others
Scott Fenske -- Conclusion
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The vessel we purchased from Scott Fenske was advertised to have a "brand new engine". Fenske's story was that he had allowed the original engine to sit through a winter without antifreeze, and that the block had cracked, and that his insurance company had paid for a new engine. Who knows if there's even a shred of truth in this tale. In any case, Fenske claimed the engine was built by S&S Rebuilders in Spokane, Washington:
S&S Engine Remanufacturing Inc.
North 1023 Monroe St.
Spokane, WA., 99201
Fenske bought a rebuilt short block from them, had it shipped to Granite Falls, and bolted on the rest of the engine (heads, manifolds, carb, pan, etc. It's not a difficult job -- unless you're an F'ing moron. When we were looking at the boat we never dreamed that such a simple task would be so utterly beyond this human being. Without further ado, and without even the need to insult Fenske, let us show you just a few examples of Fenske's workmanship:
In this series of images, we see the oil dipstick installed by Fenske. Most dipsticks are a tube, with a metal stick running through it, and the whole assembly is either threaded or inserted into the block or the pan (in this case the pan). Needless to say this should be a clean arrangement. The bushing should thread snugly into the hole, the little flange serving to seal the engine from dirt getting in, and oil getting out. But Fenske had other ideas. We're not even sure what he did here -- we're saving this for a "Museum of Stupidity" because it is, after all, probably the most blatant example of a mechanic's stupidity in the world today. We have never seen anything like this, nor has anyone we've shown it to. Fenske took the dipstick and tried to simply shove it into the hole. The dipstick apparently did not fit, so rather than going to obtain either the proper dipstick of the proper pan, he just ground out the hole with a file, and jammed the tube down into it, leaving the bushing to rattle an inch or two up on the tube. Of course this leaked like a sieve -- the bilge would have been full of oil in ten seconds flat. So Fenske globbed more silicone around this gaping wound (two different types -- note the clear and the orange). The area was already oily, so all the silicone fell off (some undoubtedly going into the engine), and this is how we found it. We're going to submit this to Guinness. This is not your garden variety stupidity. This is so far beyond stupidity that we're not sure we even have words for it. Mental retardation? At least. We're confident there's not a professional mechanic alive today who has ever seen anything like this, not even in Afghanistan. We're simply speechless. The entire engine -- indeed, the ENTIRE BOAT sports a thousand things just as bizarre as this. Why didn't we spot this when checking out the boat, and walk away? Our wives routinely tell us we're "not nice", and that we should be -- that we should be nicer, gentler, more accepting of our fellow man, more trusting, forgiving, compassionate -- and so we were in a phase to try to be just that. Nice. We didn't tear the boat apart as we should have. We simply accepted this jackass's word. After all, he was a home owner, and we knew where to find him. No one in their right mind would lie about a boat or its condition when they're tied to an area and can easily be dealt with by a variety of means. But perhaps when you run into an individual THIS FREAKING DUMB, he never considers those things.