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Old 23 August 2014, 16:20   #11
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I damaged a boat in Chichester while on a boat handling course with a numpty instructor and bent the bow roller on a Beneteau, was clearly our fault, our boat insurance paid up and there was no way anyone could argue.

This case is exactly the same, a bloke driving a boat caused damage to another boat, the boat at fault is liable, the marina staff will be covered as they probably move much more expensive things around.

Marine insurance companies are very good and will sort it all out between themselves, chances are both boats are insured through the same company anyway.

How do you get an outboard stuck on WOT anyhow?? would love to see the CCTV
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Old 23 August 2014, 16:49   #12
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Very disappointing,can see why their site says;

"All boats using the marina facility, ashore or afloat, must have a minimum of 3,000,000 third party insurance"
I thought this was just standard insurance, that is the minimum cover I have for my SIB.

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The same marina ended up leaving an 8.5M rib of mine full of rain water that wrecked its electrics whilst on dry berth because they didnt take the deck bung out /drop tube as instructed and must have added a tonne or so of weight to the trailer ...... a while later it had a delaminated transom ... and I never got to the bottom of why this was ..... I think I have a marina contract in my drawer somewhere

Edit .. I was also asked if my boat could be used for safety work for an up coming regatta at one time which I declined ... but I think they used it anyway
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How do you get an outboard stuck on WOT anyhow?? would love to see the CCTV
kill cord ??
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Old 24 August 2014, 03:55   #15
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The same marina ended up leaving an 8.5M rib of mine full of rain water that wrecked its electrics whilst on dry berth because they didnt take the deck bung out /drop tube as instructed and must have added a tonne or so of weight to the trailer ...... a while later it had a delaminated transom ... and I never got to the bottom of why this was ..... I think I have a marina contract in my drawer somewhere

Edit .. I was also asked if my boat could be used for safety work for an up coming regatta at one time which I declined ... but I think they used it anyway

How did a boat full of rain water get near the electrics? Bad design?

Why would the transom delaminate from some fresh water? Bad design?

How did they use your boat? Why do they have keys for your boat?

I wouldn't be gap with happy with any of the above!
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You can't design out the electrics problem if you've a boat full to the transom height unless you put them in the top of the console, you could seal the seat pods for batteries maybe but that has it's own problems of holding any water that gets in the top.
Doesn't matter what type of water you get in the ply, it will feck it, that is bad work as it should be totally sealed, you may not be able to blame the builder as fitting the engine or any other screws into it could have the same result
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How did a boat full of rain water get near the electrics?
Starting with this one ...... Where yo gonna put the battery ? Above the tubes ? I meant a boat FULL of water
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I would say that liability should be with the company that did the damage, you wouldn't expect to sort out yourself if your car was parked in a car park and the attendant damaged it
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They'll need the keys if the offer a launch and recovery service.

Bigmuz previously did raise concerns about the build quality of the transom. There are a lot of ribs that if you put enough rain water in will find its was to the batteries etc. It's not ideal but bungs and trunks are designed to prevent it.

Stuck on wot is possible. Something similar happened to me after I bodged refittingthe throttle and gear cables. I eventually pulled the kill cord but if there had been anything fragile in the way it would have caused a lot of damage in that two seconds it takes to realise, Decide and take action.
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Starting with this one ...... Where yo gonna put the battery ? Above the tubes ? I meant a boat FULL of water

Erm. Most bigger ribs have a shelf in the console above the flooded waterline so if you stuff, they're fine..... (Roll eyes)

Don't mean to be antagonistic. I thought most were like this, those I've seen are. Ribquest/ribcraft/Humber etc if 6m or more.

Re keys, fair point but I wouldn't leave keys with "staff" for exactly that reason.

And the tea some shouldn't "delaminate" at all.
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