Did I make a mistake in reporting a claim to BoatUS? - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 08-02-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Dubbinchris is on a distinguished road
Re: Did I make a mistake in reporting a claim to BoatUS?

Very interesting how this all played out. Please keep us updated if things seem to go sour. I have not really had any experience with boat insurance and especially not claims. I would have been just as surprised as you with their request.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #22  
Old 08-02-2013
deniseO30's Avatar
Move over Joan Rivers!
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 6,145
Thanks: 52
Thanked 89 Times in 79 Posts
Rep Power: 9
deniseO30 will become famous soon enough deniseO30 will become famous soon enough
Re: Did I make a mistake in reporting a claim to BoatUS?

Looking the photos Gad... it's not even that bad! unless OP is not showing the whole picture.
__________________
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club. New Website!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

my current "project"!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #23  
Old 08-02-2013
CalebD's Avatar
Tartan 27' owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,548
Thanks: 4
Thanked 87 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 7
CalebD will become famous soon enough
Re: Did I make a mistake in reporting a claim to BoatUS?

Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronwindward View Post
It is hard for me to fully express how upsetting to me the lapse of seamanship that caused the accident is. I don't know how it could be more personally embarrassing. It wasn't a case of my lack of knowledge or mistaken judgment; I just screwed up and bad things happened.

I hit a navigational buoy.

There. Let mocking and disapproving consternation begin. I deserve it. I can't think of anything that's a bigger screw up on the water than to hit a huge red steel navigational aid that's designed to prevent you from hitting things.

There's a bit more to it than that...
No mocking from here. I was on a sailboat where the auto pilot steered us right into a nav buoy far from land on a clear beautiful day. The only difference was the buoy we hit was big, metal and green!

You are not the first and certainly won't be the last person to do this. As more people rely on auto pilots hooked up with their chart plotters this is bound to happen over and over. Those nav buoys seem to be constructed to survive a casual collision with commercial shipping like tug boats and barges.

I am glad to hear that BoatUS has been willing to work with you. If you avoided a "CTL" situation you are probably fine.
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #24  
Old 08-02-2013
Learning to sail
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 113
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 5
aaronwindward is on a distinguished road
Re: Did I make a mistake in reporting a claim to BoatUS?

Quote:
Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
Looking the photos Gad... it's not even that bad! unless OP is not showing the whole picture.
Nope, that's pretty much it.

But the scariest part doesn't really show up well: the hull-to-deck joint damage.

The main thing that makes it expensive even though there's no hole is that basically it doesn't matter if it's holed or not. The impact caused local delamination, and so basically the entire idea has to be ground out until it's past the delamination. Obviously the glass is thick there, so with appropriate chamfering/beveling, it ends up being a good amount of glass to redo.

Additionally, the location complicates things; they make a mold so that everything comes out nice, but that's obviously harder on the stem than some arbitrary flat spot somewhere else.

So it comes out to a few days of work, but when you're paying a professional to do it, that's a good chunk of change. And I don't mind that, because there's no way I'd be able to tackle something like that in just a few days.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #25  
Old 08-04-2013
Learning to sail
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 113
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 5
aaronwindward is on a distinguished road
Re: Did I make a mistake in reporting a claim to BoatUS?

The repair is already mostly done! See attached photo.
Attached Thumbnails
Did I make a mistake in reporting a claim to BoatUS?-midrepair.jpg  
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #26  
Old 08-04-2013
MedSailor's Avatar
Closet Powerboater
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Anacortes PNW
Posts: 2,544
Thanks: 81
Thanked 53 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 7
MedSailor is on a distinguished road
Re: Did I make a mistake in reporting a claim to BoatUS?

Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronwindward View Post
The repair is already mostly done! See attached photo.
Looks great! Paint it a different color so you don't have to worry about pesky color matching. Something like shark teeth....
MedSailor
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by MedSailor; 08-04-2013 at 06:55 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Day Dreamer reporting in! straaj04 Introduce Yourself 0 09-04-2009 07:05 PM
Seatow or BoatUS better in Buzzards Bay ? LookingForCruiser General Discussion (sailing related) 4 05-26-2009 03:18 AM
COMMENT: Five Years On, Resistance to Ohrid is Dead (Institute for War and Peace Reporting) NewsReader News Feeds 0 08-07-2006 07:15 PM
MovieTickets.com Reporting Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is Sailing Past X-Men: The Last Stand as 2006's (SYS-CON Media) NewsReader News Feeds 0 07-07-2006 06:15 PM
West, BoatUS Merger simbar General Discussion (sailing related) 5 01-23-2003 09:23 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:07 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.