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post #2 of Old 04-25-2010
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The rule as I understand it is that you have to come to an agreement before the assistance is rendered.

Practically I'm not sure how you would get a chance to read the contract and sign it but that is the law.

I believe a verbal agreement is binding but of course harder to prove.

Even if you have a sea-tow membership and and you call them and it is a hard grounding and requires extra equipment and boats you are probably looking at salvage. The fine print is interesting.
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