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post #11 of 26 Old 12-25-2009
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But houses don't sink. I would only do this with someone I know really well and trust.
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I would not just take any short cuts..Ask your insurance FIRST!...you may not be covered for liability to other peoples boats nor the marina with a rented out boat either...this could haunt you big time..not to mention leaving your fellow tenants at risk.

Although I would consider this myself I would not be advertising on Craig's list about it..I would be looking for a marina yard worker or past boat owner/live aboard to rent to..Some one who needs no education as to things boat ..just an education to the idiosyncrasy's of your particular one is all.

Also I would not allow the boat to leave the dock...It would be a condo on the water only..so pump out service would need to be available at the marina and part of the rental agreement...as would having pre arranged hull cleanings and zinc checks/replacements with a local diver if needed.

I would in my case also install one of those bilge alarms that call you if its submerged...and possibly look into a land based security service like ADT or Brinks to see if they can install a simple monitored version of their water, fire and theft alert systems like I have at home. Possibly a grand up front but you will sleep better far away I will guarantee you that..we sure do.

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I wouldn't even consider letting someone live on my boat.

If I planned on being gone for a long time, I'd either sell it, or take it out of the water and cover it.

This would be nothing but a Big headache for you IMO.

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Hi Jeff,

Lesley here. I might just be your renter. Lived in Seattle at uw and on QA hill from 1971 to 2005. Rock solid references. Member of SSYC for 5 years. 63 yo tidy female. own a condo at 2111 Westlake Ave North 9 currently rented. I would like to return to Seattle from bozeman MT July to October and liveaboard. Not interested in sailing your boat. Maybe we can make this work. Where is you boat and the LOA?

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Hi Jeff,

Lesley here. I might just be your renter. Lived in Seattle at uw and on QA hill from 1971 to 2005. Rock solid references. Member of SSYC for 5 years. 63 yo tidy female. own a condo at 2111 Westlake Ave North 9 currently rented. I would like to return to Seattle from bozeman MT July to October and liveaboard. Not interested in sailing your boat. Maybe we can make this work. Where is you boat and the LOA?

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Hi Jeff,

Lesley here. I might just be your renter. Lived in Seattle at uw and on QA hill from 1971 to 2005. Rock solid references. Member of SSYC for 5 years. 63 yo tidy female. own a condo at 2111 Westlake Ave North 9 currently rented. I would like to return to Seattle from bozeman MT July to October and liveaboard. Not interested in sailing your boat. Maybe we can make this work. Where is you boat and the LOA?

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If I had rented my boat to you, I believe everything would have been OK.
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Hi Lesley,
Glad to make your acquaintance. The current plan is to bring the boat down in the spring/summer, but there's a chance I won't go that route. If I expect it to still be around, I'll get in touch with you later this and we'll see if we can work something out. The only difficulty of course is that July-October is prime sailing season . . .
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I would only consider

I would only consider this if it was someone I knew really well. Someone who I knew had the where with all to repair damages they might incur. And probably with the agreement that they did start the engine with some regularity, that they did not take the boat out of the slip, and they knew how to check and tie dock lines. Then I would only consider it. Don't know if I would ever to it or not.

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Jeff, you might only "be into it" for $15k but that's not all you could lose.

Suppose your boat manages to sink in a channel. Marina channel, harbor channel, wherever, someplace it can't be. And some fuel and oil start to bubble up and out.

The USCG, the EPA, the local marine patrol, will all stop by. You may get charged $50k or more, for oil spill containment, cleanup and remediation, and salvage removal to get the hulk out of the channel. If you're real lucky, 100k.

And that bill may endure, even through bankruptcy, with 10% of all your income being set aside for the next 20 years, after all your assets have been seized.

Are you in for $15k? Or perhaps, for $65k?

But it gets better. Let's suppose your renter manages to have a breakout with an irate lover and someone gets personal and manages to get hurt or killed in the fireworks. The ex'es gangster-in-law comes by and sets the wrong boat on fire, next door to yours. The lawsuit is for five million, because the folks on the next boat got killed in the fire.

Guess who they are going to go after? YOU.

Better to keep it on the books, have commercial liability insurance in effect, or just keep clear of unknown "but they look so nice" deals. Unless you are very lucky, in which case you're better off rolling dice at a casino craps table anyway.

Just one man's opinion.
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All right, all right, I asked for horror stories and you lot managed to scare me out of it. Thanks

--Especially that photo mitiempo. That's the nightmare vision I see in my head every time I come home from a trip. I even try to spot my mast from the plane when I'm on approach.
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