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post #23 of Old 12-20-2013
northptsailor
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Re: Survey say's.......

Waivers of liability don't prevent litigation, they are meant to discourage unwarrented law suits. My business is involved in auto racing and we do make customers sign some pretty scary waivers before they go on track with a car we own or have prepared. Suppose your boat was inspected last week and found to be sound, but this week you are out in heavy weather and the mast snaps and a crew person is lost. There is no way the survey could see internal damage in the mast, but believe me in a wrongful death suit the surveyer will get sued. That waiver might help him keep his house
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