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Old 23 May 2011, 16:48   #1
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Has anyone got any experience of these guys, I carry some oars but not a spare motor so I've signed up, hoping I don't need them and I've wasted my money, bit like insurance really
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Old 23 May 2011, 17:09   #2
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Hi Geoff
Not a waste of time or money in my book, the peice of mind and the 24/7 - 365 day cover means there is someone to help, although i am a bit biased as i work for them in and around Plymouth/Salcombe area, i find them great to deal with and i try to respond very quickly when they call me to assist a member or some times a non member.
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Old 23 May 2011, 17:18   #3
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Good to hear some positive thoughts, when I say 'wasted' I just hope I don't get a problem and need to make that call, but piece of mind was certainly why I enrolled
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Old 24 May 2011, 01:15   #4
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We are members of Sea Start and have been for four or so years, I have been bailed out(not literally) twice with flat batteries. Despite being on the pontoon alongside their office they still attended. I see them on the water regularly and would recommend them.
Even if you are technically minded, that is no good whilst rolling about on waves trying to fix the engine, you will be towed to safety
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Old 24 May 2011, 02:21   #5
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Well worth the small amount of money to join in my view!

Had reason to use them last weekend and as usual, their service was outstanding!
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Old 24 May 2011, 03:03   #6
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I would would advise anyone to join Sea Start. The first time you need them you will realise what a good investment it was!
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Old 24 May 2011, 03:15   #7
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good lot here in the hamble
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Old 24 May 2011, 03:33   #8
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More people should join and not expect a free tow from the lifeboats!!!!
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Old 24 May 2011, 17:04   #9
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their coverage may be somewhat different away from the solent/south coast
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Old 24 May 2011, 17:31   #10
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yes, I think their coverage in Timbuktu is a little limited, but you get the idea?
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their coverage may be somewhat different away from the solent/south coast
like non-existent on the Firth of Forth, that why people are joining our sailing club, we go out in groups and self rescue ! We even pull in yachts!

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exactly, sea start is only active where they are gonna make money- otherwise they would go bust. So its no use to me.
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Old 24 May 2011, 18:11   #13
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exactly, sea start is only active where they are gonna make money- otherwise they would go bust. So its no use to me.
Will they come and give me a pull?
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Old 25 May 2011, 01:52   #14
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How many call outs do you get a year before they charge extra? I have looked on the site but cannot find that bit.
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Will they come and give me a pull?

bad choice of words, mind you you could have ask for a tug
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Old 25 May 2011, 12:04   #16
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yes, I think their coverage in Timbuktu is a little limited, but you get the idea?
that'll be anywhere north of Watford then? You get our idea?
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Reminds me of a Ch16 call we had when I was on the south coast. In responding to about the 10th "out of fuel" of the day, my watch manager asked the cas vessel "are you a member of sea start". On getting a "no" back, his simple reply of "you will be in a minute" stopped another one from bothering the lifeboats...
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