Courtney the Dancer
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
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Insurance is tricky. The owner with the mast repair thought the boat was insured, the company said they had insurance and they did but just for the truck and 3rd party, not for damages or repairs. You want it in writing as to what happens, who pays, when the boat ends up in the ditch. Of course there is money to be saved if you accept that responsibility.
Good point about the insurance, IIRC we added something to our policy to cover damage during trucking, not sure, but you definitely want to confirm that the boat is covered during the trip and find out what the deductible is. We wrapped, padded, removed, etc, etc, and had no damage whatsoever, but I've heard horror stories about people that just left it to the boatyard and trucking company to prep the boat.
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