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Old 29 September 2004, 11:18   #21
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin
Boat name: WIZARD
Make: REDBAY 7.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: OPTI 225
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I know that steel developments , sell weld on skegs .... I saw them at Southampton Boat show.... this means that they would be would be avaliable in the US too.....

you could just weld on the new skeg and pocket the change forn the repaire??

But to be honest , if it was me with a new boat , I would repaire it properly , just because it was new and I would want it a 100% right .

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Old 01 October 2004, 00:02   #22
Country: USA
Town: San Diego.California
Boat name: Bayshots
Make: XS-550
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF90
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 851
Good news!!

OK, I take back that all Insurance companies are slime!!
I was expecting a fight on my hands to get my engine repaired right ,but have had a surprising experience!
I had bought the policy online the night before taking her out for the first time. On getting the boat back home thats when the damage occured.
So I called my agent and although they said they were short staffed (as several of their marine adjusters were in Florida checking out boats in trees!!!) they were onsite within 2 days.
The representative was very proffesional and stated they just wanted me to be happy with the repair and even pointed out minor stuff that I had not even thought of mentioning.Even the Prop, which had the slightest of dings ,was not even questioned.
So the adjuster left and the next day I got email and voice mail saying they had agreed on the full amount for the lower section and prop ( plus some extra for scratches to paint ) and the check would be here in 2 days.
Pretty impressed to say the least!!!! and not one negative question or putdown.
So any boaters living in the USA ,I would thoroughly recommend

The Progressive company seems to have the right idea and I am certainly looking at getting my car insurance with them also, if this is how they treat customers!
cheers Dal

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Old 01 October 2004, 01:44   #23
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Town: Brighton
Length: 3m +
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That's great to hear!

I've had quite a few enquiries about US insurers, but this is the first time that someone has had a recommendation.

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Old 01 October 2004, 06:56   #24
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Country: UK - England
Town: Salisbury/Poole
Boat name: Blue C
Make: XS 600
Length: 6m +
Engine: 125hp Opti
MMSI: 235082826/235909566
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Excellant news Dal, you'll be back on the water soon then? and can tell me how she performs etc. Our 550's due in Feb.

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