Re: Chartering and mechanical failures -- next steps
Not so sure if you are bound by signed rental agreements. They must be lawful in order to be valid. And it is very, very common for companies to have you sign unlawfull agreements hoping you will not know and just pay up.
Usually the law is pretty much reasonable i think, with a bit of a bias towards the customers advantage. Id guess its just a matter of proving that the conditions were ok to use an unreefed sail ? What was the wind strength on that day ? That is at least a given fact that doesnt need to be disputed.
Last edited by Arjen; 01-28-2013 at 10:30 PM.