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Old 19 April 2003, 05:13   #11
Country: Canada
Town: Newfoundland
Length: no boat
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Originally posted by THEWAVEHUMPER

Alan, it is my understanding that how they nick big outboards is they drive up to the boat on a vehicle with a HIAB. fasten the motor to the crane and then cut the motor out of the Transom with a chainsaw. So I guess your right a padlock aint gonna help.

Exactly. If anyone wants my outboard that bad then theres bugger all I can do about it except claim on the insurance! Its makes a mockery of a £20 security bolt though doesn't it!

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Old 23 April 2003, 17:18   #12
Country: UK - Isle of Man
Town: Douglas Isle of Man
Make: Osprey
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 70hp 4 stroke
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Join Date: Dec 2002
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Porthcawl Insurance

Steve sorted me out over the phone.

His quote was £90 less than I could get locally. (£162 v £250).

His documents came through next day (today in fact).

I was very impressed - it's with Norwich Union too!

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Old 06 May 2003, 06:34   #13
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Highlands
Boat name: Quicksilver
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,771

Just insured Quicksilver with Porthcawl Insurance @ £120.00 fully comp. Great service, good price.

I was with 'The Basic Boat Liability Company' who do just what it says. Third party only, the basic cover to use the boat on the inland waterways etc. First year £39.00, second year it was £49.00. This year they quoted £69.00 and for an even MORE basic cover (higher price - less cover). Not on your nelly mate!

Fully comp with theft cover etc for just £51.00 more from Porthcawl was the much better option.

Keith (just thought I'd mention it) Hart

He he he he, all insured for the RibNet meeting!
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Old 06 May 2003, 08:17   #14
Country: UK - England
Town: Whitstable
Boat name: Tango
Make: Avon and Narwhal2.4m
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60HP Yamaha
Join Date: Oct 2002
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I'm with Mardon and just about to make a claim as i had an out of control speed boat jump over my starboard tube and crack a small piece of my engine cover, scuff and scratch the tube on Sunday as i was about to pull my Seaider back up onto my trailer at Herne bay slip in Kent, strangely i'd stopped to chat with the slip way attendant about harbour regs and why it is jet skiers seem to think they own the harbour and whole ocean and to hell with anyone else, then speed boat man does a quick 360 degree spin on the spot at about 50 knots, slamms into my boat and speeds off out nearly missing the harbour wall by about a foot doing to me what looked like a classic James Bond stunt. Needless to say the ramp attendant and coast guard watching were keen to have a quite chat with him, of course after they had prized my hands from his kneck and three burly brick layers had managed to hold me back.
Turns out he had a dodgy throttle and it jammed open and rather than plant the bow into a wall he decided the best bet was to try and turn to open water but in doing so over compensated, hit me and nearly gave the onlookers on the harbour wall the bad news, can tell you factor 15 would not have been enough if that high octane speed boat had have gone up.
One good point though that made me chuckle all evening was my Father in Law standing at the stern holding the boat dived for cover and slipped backwards into the ogging getting absolutely drenched :-)


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