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After reading about the pirates off of Somalia, and them taking the ships for ransom, has anyone had the experience of there boats being taken from either being sunk, or damaged and being held hostage by a salvage company, untill the insurance company pays???
 

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Somillia?
 

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Seems to me I remember reading something like that on here a few years ago.
 

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The only thing I remember hearing recently was something about illegal immigrants crossing over from Canada to cities like New Baltimore.
 

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QUOTE(SailfishHunter @ Jun 24 2009, 01:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>After reading about the pirates off of Somalia, and them taking the ships for ransom, has anyone had the experience of there boats being taken from either being sunk, or damaged and being held hostage by a salvage company, untill the insurance company pays???

With it being in the 80's/90's this weekend, it will be interesting to see what happens at the Nooner.!
 

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A guy in my marina called in a Mayday a few weeks ago. Couldn't keep up with incoming water.
The towing company told him that once they boarded and put the pumps in it would be considered a salvage operation. The bill was somewhere between 4 and 5k, probably about a 5 mile tow to the home marina where the marina owner came in to operate the travellift and get the boat out of the water.
The boat owner said the tow guys were actually pretty good about the whole thing, explaining how he should handle his insurance etc. I don't think he would refer to them as pirates, he seemed fairly appreciative of their help.
Not sure how the whole thing was settled out. The boat is back in the water but I haven't had a chance to talk with the owner to see if insurance paid the full bill or negotiated a settlement. It was a case where the bill was probably greater than the value of the boat, even to the owner.
 

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I was attacked by a bunch of female pirates once. They made me give them drinks, rub sun tan oil on them, feed them, and held me hostage. It was terrible. I got a picture of one, before they left, they all looked like this..... Clothing Swimsuit top Lingerie top Sunglasses White

 

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QUOTE(hammer @ Jun 24 2009, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I was attacked by a bunch of female pirates once. They made me give them drinks, rub sun tan oil on them, feed them, and held me hostage. It was terrible. I got a picture of one, before they left, they all looked like this..... View attachment 63021

NICE!

 

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A friend gounded his boat in knee deep water, and the props were still in 2.5 feet of water, and one of these jerks charged $200/ft for a 30footer to get it out of the sand, and would not do anything until he signed some papers. Then they towed it back to some place and kept it and charged storage until the insurance bill was paid. What's up with that !!
 

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At the Nooner, I saw a lot of boats being towed, by the Salvage Guys, and the authorities, but it did not appear to be a lot of impounds. Great weather, and outstanding day, but I did not hear of any sinkings and outrages tow bills??
 

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QUOTE(Ropeburn @ Jun 30 2009, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>At the Nooner, I saw a lot of boats being towed, by the Salvage Guys, and the authorities, but it did not appear to be a lot of impounds. Great weather, and outstanding day, but I did not hear of any sinkings and outrages tow bills??

Alot of boaters problems and paying bills could and can be cured by getting the unlimited towing package from Boat U.S. and then you don't have to wory about paying whe you break down. $53 dollars seems pretty cheap.
 

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QUOTE(Marine One @ Jun 30 2009, 05:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Ropeburn @ Jun 30 2009, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>At the Nooner, I saw a lot of boats being towed, by the Salvage Guys, and the authorities, but it did not appear to be a lot of impounds. Great weather, and outstanding day, but I did not hear of any sinkings and outrages tow bills??

Alot of boaters problems and paying bills could and can be cured by getting the unlimited towing package from Boat U.S. and then you don't have to wory about paying whe you break down. $53 dollars seems pretty cheap.


FYI Unlimited dose not mean unlimited. Your $53 is fine if your just broke down. Your unlimited Boat U.S dose not cover Salvage and hard groundings. So if you do call Boat U.S for one of these be ready for a BIG surprise....
 

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QUOTE(SailfishHunter @ Jul 1 2009, 08:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Marine One @ Jun 30 2009, 05:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Ropeburn @ Jun 30 2009, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>At the Nooner, I saw a lot of boats being towed, by the Salvage Guys, and the authorities, but it did not appear to be a lot of impounds. Great weather, and outstanding day, but I did not hear of any sinkings and outrages tow bills??

Alot of boaters problems and paying bills could and can be cured by getting the unlimited towing package from Boat U.S. and then you don't have to wory about paying whe you break down. $53 dollars seems pretty cheap.


FYI Unlimited dose not mean unlimited. Your $53 is fine if your just broke down. Your unlimited Boat U.S dose not cover Salvage and hard groundings. So if you do call Boat U.S for one of these be ready for a BIG surprise....

Correct. Your insurance company is supposed to cover salvage.
 
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