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Old 05 April 2005, 11:44   #11
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Originally Posted by jwalker
Trailer section, excluding drawbar, 6950mm.
Designed to stay legal.

Disco, mostly.


I asked because of the 7 metre law and kerb weight of the towing vehicle.

Judging by your reply you are aware of this Good job the trailer is not 51mm longer



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Old 05 April 2005, 14:45   #12
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Originally Posted by Scary Des
Iíve had to take two people to court via the small claims procedure and I wouldnít both again despite the judgment going in my favour both times it cost me a lot of money and I didnít get a penny back Des
I've made County Court claims four times so far, and in my experience it works very well. Two settled out of court, one failed to respond so I got "judgement by default", one went to court and I won.

In both cases that didn't settle early I sent the bailiffs in (using a rather wonderfully termed "Warrant of execution"!) and got paid in full. There are several other ways of getting your money once you have a judgement in your favour, including an attachment of earnings order.

The on line system makes it very simple.


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Old 06 April 2005, 02:15   #13
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Hi JW,

Thanks for your reply I will re-check the wording on my policy.

Have you questioned this with your broker If so, what was the reply or are you afraid to ask the question just in case it comromises the policy

Are there any Ribsters with an insurance background that can shed some light on this topic?

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Old 24 January 2006, 07:17   #14
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Originally Posted by Aging Youth
Are there any Ribsters with an insurance background that can shed some light on this topic?
I hope that this post is not too late to be of use.

Third party liability whilst in transit should be covered by the towing vehicle's policy and this should include the boat, trailer, engine and any other items of equipment that might be attached to the vehicle or trailer.

However if the boat is being moved by hand, as in Neil R's case, the vehicle's insurance policy would not come into the equation. In this situation, the boat's insurance policy should provide cover in the same way as if the accident was caused on the water.

Neil R - Did you try to claim from your own RIB Insurance policy? If you have paid for a comprehensive policy this should cover accidental damage to your boat, your boat has been damaged, your insurers should pay. If they decide to pursue the third party, for their outlay, that is up to them.

John Kennett posted an article at A guide to RIB insurance which may be of interest.


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