Towing insurance - Page 2 - 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? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 03-01-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 1,174
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 14
k1vsk will become famous soon enough
It is worth mentioning that for alot less money for tow company insurance, you can add an endorsement to your hull policy which has two advantages:
1. either a high or no limit on coverage, and
2. the entertainment value while your waiting - it's fun calling on the radio "any tow vessel please respond" and watch them race each other to the scene
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 03-01-2007
ModMMax's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ModMMax is on a distinguished road
Which tow company?

I need coverage from the Bahamas to the Great Lakes. Which company has the bst coverage for that cruising area?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 03-01-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 1,174
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 14
k1vsk will become famous soon enough
There appears to be a third advantage - no limitation on geographical area coverage. If towing is part of your overall hull policy, it makes no difference where you are or with which company you contract for assistance.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 03-01-2007
S/VNirvana's Avatar
SONNY
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Wilton, CT
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
S/VNirvana is on a distinguished road
I wouldn't go anywhere without either Boat/Us Towing or Sea Tow. The cost for the protection is minimal compared to what it may cost for a grounding or loss of engine. It happened to me less than 1 nm from the marina. Lost the trany and the current pushed us into shallow water. Boat/US came and by the time it was all finished and at the marina dock it was over $650; and that was 4 years ago. I am with Sea Tow now with unlimited towing and they can cover me when I am in the BVI.
__________________
Sonny
s/y NIRVANA, SO49
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 03-02-2007
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Enhydras is on a distinguished road
I am an independent tower who contracts with Boat US (we're vessel assist on the west coast). I charge $175/hr and I try to tow between 5 and 6 knots depending on the boat and sea conditions. My typical tow last 6 to 8 hrs. If you are not a member I require a working credit card number up front. For most people it's better to be a member, when you need a tow (sooner or later every one needs a tow, even me) you just call on the radio, give me your member number and I tow you home no fuss or muss. Also members have priority over nonmembers which can mean the differance of waiting 5 or 6 hours on a busy weekend.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 03-02-2007
Cruisingdad's Avatar
Best Looking MALE Mod
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 9,904
Thanks: 3
Thanked 107 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough
Enhydras,

So what is a hard grounding and what is a soft?
__________________
Sailnet Moderator



1987 Tayana Vancouver 42, Credendo Vides, (Mom and Pops boat, F/T Mobile Live Aboards in Puget Sound)

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


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


Follow me on Facebook:

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
  #17  
Old 03-02-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 1,174
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 14
k1vsk will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Enhydras
I am an independent tower who contracts with Boat US (we're vessel assist on the west coast). I charge $175/hr and I try to tow between 5 and 6 knots depending on the boat and sea conditions. My typical tow last[s] 6 to 8 hrs. If you are not a member I require a working credit card number up front. For most people it's better to be a member, when you need a tow (sooner or later every one needs a tow, even me) you just call on the radio, give me your member number and I tow you home no fuss or muss. Also members have priority over nonmembers which can mean the differ[a]nce of waiting 5 or 6 hours on a busy weekend.
I'm not sure you want to respond to this question but - Is it really the policy of your employer that you selectively respond to requests for assistance based upon membership status rather than exigency?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #18  
Old 03-02-2007
werebeagle's Avatar
Alex, not full of crap
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lafayette, CO
Posts: 2,446
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
werebeagle will become famous soon enough werebeagle will become famous soon enough
I would think that all else being equal, ie no real emergency, just stuck or adrift, that the policy would be members first.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #19  
Old 03-02-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
CD-

I believe the major difference between soft and hard groundings is the damage done to the boat. In a soft grounding, the boat is not damaged, and is not in danger of being damaged—just stuck. In a hard grounding, the boat is usually damaged, and possibly taking on water or in danger of further damage.
__________________
Sailingdog

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

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #20  
Old 03-03-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
cpcohen is on a distinguished road
I've used my towing insurance a few times in the past 10 years, in about 5,000 miles of cruising. Yes, it's been worthwhile -- even a short tow is expensive. And the time we needed a diver to free a fouled prop would have been _really_ expensive!

I use Boat/US.

Charles
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
Boat Insurance DonQuijotedelMar General Discussion (sailing related) 1 11-20-2010 01:37 PM
Your experiences with vessel towing insurance? kbennett17 General Discussion (sailing related) 2 02-26-2007 05:07 PM
Pleasure boat insurance in Spain DonQuijotedelMar General Discussion (sailing related) 0 07-07-2006 03:56 PM
The Right Insurer and the Best Policy Michael J Smith Buying a Boat Articles 0 06-03-1999 08:00 PM
The Right Insurer and the Best Policy Michael J Smith Cruising Articles 0 06-03-1999 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:32 AM.

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.