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Re: Experience with TowBoat US
The boat was listing to the starboard side and taking water and sand over the side....................
Its a salvage when the boat is at risk and this sure suggests it would eventually go down without their assistance.
The salvage bills are often negotiated, but I doubt you will simply pay for a tow. Then again, three grand for a salvage is pretty light. This includes raising your boat after it sank?
If they were able to tow you off, I'm not sure what liability you're suggesting they have? If your boat was so full of water and sand that it sunk when not under two, that's all the more proof it was a salvage. Your between a rock and hard place.
Sorry for your trouble.
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