Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Gloucester, Mass. USA
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Bottom Painting at Marina
Most marinas specify that only yard personal are allowed to work on a boat. The way I understand it, this is an insurance requirement. If you get hurt while working on your boat, you may be able to sue the marina for damages. But if you have signed a yard contract which clearly states that you can''t perform the work that you were doing at the time, then the marina can''t be held liable for your injuries. This may be where you get the idea that legally, you canít paint your own boat or do any other work on it. But at most marinas, this is for their protection only.
Now I ainít no land shark, but Iím sure there are plenty of Ďem who own sailboats as well as read these message boards. I would be interested in hearing from some of Ďem to help us fellow sailors who are not so versed in these matters to understand how this really works. Yea, I know Iím really asking for some free counsel but Iím asking, as one sailor from another.