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Old 27 September 2004, 22:19   #11
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Ouch!!!

Nuff said!!!
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Old 28 September 2004, 02:55   #12
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Old 28 September 2004, 03:07   #13
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PS hello to Zebedee's owner...we chatted..in the loos...at Ocean Village Sports boat and rib show in May....about wearing pink. think we may have mentioned ribs in passing!
I remember you !!! Encouraged you to join RIBnet so it was a serious conversation too !!!

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Old 28 September 2004, 07:19   #14
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Nuff said!!!
cheers Dal
Now you'll be able to reach those places others can't reach.

Judging by gingercoastie's prop, he already been there.
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Old 28 September 2004, 19:15   #15
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thanks Gingercoastie!! feel better already
cheers Dal
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Old 28 September 2004, 19:49   #16
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Why do people do such stupid thing with their new boats. It's as if the natural laws of science no longer apply because they've acquired this brilliant new toy.

Second day out on my brand spanking new, gleaming pride and joy, I grounded the leg trying to get underneath Langstone Bridge when even the ducks were walking ! The village idiot, with an IQ of room temperature, wouldn't have attempted what I did that day, but somehow because I had this new, go anywhere, any conditions, piece of high tech marine engineering, I could do anything, no matter how implausible. Luckily I escaped with just a dinged prop and bruised pride.

Limeydal, as Mark Wildey suggested, you have just made an investment in the Bank of Life Experience.

From the pictures, you don't appear to have a painter on the D ring on the bow. This would greatly assist mooring; just make sure that it is not long enough to foul the prop !

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Old 28 September 2004, 22:39   #17
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Brian,
thanks. Still pretty new to the RIB world but learning fast.Hopefully not too painfully though!
. Appreciatte any advice and suggestions as no one over here to really learn from.
Will take your advice,
cheers Dal
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Old 29 September 2004, 01:44   #18
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Skeg repair

Got an estimate today on the skeg repair.
As the skeg was in several small pieces they advised against welding and instead said it would need a complete lower unit below the cavitation plate.
Cost around $3,000 !!!!!
If my insurance covers it,I dont really need to worry, but if not will be looking at alternatives.
I saw the bolt on stainless ones but don't think I have enough left to bolt it onto.
Are there any alternatives that could be considered if I have to pay out of my own pocket?
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Old 29 September 2004, 08:37   #19
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My insurance covers the lower leg with a heavy excess policy on it, though this is a lot better than the cost of a complete lower leg, however i've not checked if it covers accidents such as Dals.....something i'm going to have to check out !!!
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Old 29 September 2004, 09:12   #20
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My insurance paid out for my smashed skeg when the lugs on the tilt bracket on my Honda sheared off resulting in the engine crashing down onto the road at 50mph. Apparently it's not designed to be trailered on this bracket and so I couldn't make a warranty claim against Honda. Following a report by their claims assessor, the insurers initially wanted to pay just for the skeg to be welded, but my Honda dealer told them the integrity of a welded skeg repair could not be guaranteed and that such repairs invariably break again. I followed this up with a grovelling supporting letter to them. He also convinced the insurers that the labour costs required to dismantle the entire gear box etc. would be unviable and in the end the insurance company agreed to pay for a complete new lower unit at a cost of c.1,100

Moral of the story is, Limeydal, you may have to perservere a bit and enlist the help of your friendly Suzuki dealer in persuading the insurers that this is the required course of action. Like yours, my engine was also fairly new at the time of the incident and I think this will act in your favour. Keep us all posted re. outcome and good luck.
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