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Old 27 November 2013, 03:45   #21
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I'm thinking. There seem to be a load of damage to your boat. How old is the boat. Can you put all this damage down to the berthing. If this is the case how many other boats have been damaged there
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Old 27 November 2013, 05:02   #22
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I better not say where, a few boats over time do get damaged in every marina, this one have improved procedures since my incident so have learnt.

My boat is 2004/2005 and yes the damage is down to this incident, as we all know repairs unless you can do them yourself cost a lot of money. Ive asked a few people about costs of repairs and they are all similar, its just the way it is. If you have a boat of X tons being driven into a non movable object by a fork lift of X tons its the boat that is going to give way. Hats off to Garmin, the impact to the antanea and antanea pole didnt destroy the antanea or the mount just drove it backwards and buckled the main A Frame. So far damage is Cover needs replacing and they aint cheap, A Frame needs replacing plus de rigging costs, Antanea, some cracking around where the rubbing strake joins the tube on starboard side and 2 areas of minor gelcoat damage to hull where I believe it may have hit one of the bunk bars on the dry stack. Work involved making a new a frame and de rigging and rigging etc adds up.

I have spoken to my insurance company and will need to update them, if marina pays for the damage then I wont have to claim off my insurance, if not then hassles ahead but I think they will, they have tightened up on their handling procedures which is a good thing.
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Old 27 November 2013, 17:50   #23
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they have tightened up on their handling procedures which is a good thing.
Just a thought....... Is it worth suggesting the installation of some cameras on the forklift? Even a spotter can't see at height? Lots of technical solutions might help?
And I would have thought they could do a lot of improvements to the forklift for 3k.... Much cheaper than damaging more boats.........
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Old 28 November 2013, 03:54   #24
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I have spoken to my insurance company and will need to update them, if marina pays for the damage then I wont have to claim off my insurance, if not then hassles ahead but I think they will, they have tightened up on their handling procedures which is a good thing.
Is your boat not covered by the drystack for damage caused by them? If they had DROPPED your boat, would your insurance pay out? If they have admitted to damage surely they are liable for repairs? Or did you sign a waiver?
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