Salt water conditions are generally more difficult. Fresh water doesn't have tides or as much in the way of shifting sand bars and shoaling, which occurs due to tidal action and storm surge. Also, most fresh water sailing areas are far more limited in size.
Why is the BoatUS Towing Service unlimited saltwater coverage so much more expensive than the freshwater unlimited coverage? Unlimited freshwater coverage = $34 vs. saltwater unlimited coverage = $116. Are recovery expenses that much more expensive in saltwater vs. freshwater? I could see it if you were 100 miles offshore but then the Tow Service would not probably answer anyway.
I believe I would be required to buy the saltwater package anyhow, since I have one foot near the Pacific.
This is to prevent you from calling them and signing up, and then immediately requesting a tow.
This has been very interesting. I did join for "unlimited" towing last night. One more question. The contract says they exclude "pre existing conditions." What constitutes a pre existing condition?
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