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post #36 of Old 03-19-2013
MarkofSeaLife
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Re: Experience with TowBoat US

I was in the USA for 9 moths last year and early this year and did the ICW from Norfolk to Key West, solo on a boat drawing 6 foot, so Boat US at $150 for the year is a bargain! You'd be crackers to do the ICW without it!

I did have land that jumped up off the sea floor a few times, but I was able to get off myself. My only use of Towboat US was advice on the VHF and phone. If there was a yellow blob on Active Captain that looked bad I would ring them for advice. They were great!

As for the salvage/soft grounding issue if think they should review that stupid policy and have a GOOD TRY before they call it a salvage!

Otherwise just go to Sea Tow or whoever else has a brain!

Mark

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