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my boat got hit how to proceed?
Not sure where this post belongs. A week ago I heard some 70 mph gusts were forecast. I rowed out in my dingy at 2am in a mirror flat, eerie, calm before the storm setting. I tied three extra thick nylon lines onto the moor and got her ready for the blow. I left as I had stuff I had to do and got a call the next day saying that a 40' C&C had broke loose across the channel and its rudder snagged my mooring lines. The boats banged togethor in the storm for an unkown period of time until the harbor master saw the situation and cut my mooring lines and towed both boats to a yacht club I am not a member of.
I had just purchased the boat and didn't even get a chance to register it as I was applying for slips all around CT and NJ. The bow rail is loose, a stanchion severely bent, lifeline snapped, bow cleat loose, red topside paintseverely scratched up and I can see light coming through the bow when I look in the anchor locker. The harbor master put my boat on a gas dock at the yacht club the previous owner had used. Our deal was I could keep it on the moor through Nov 1st till I could arrange a winter slip. The owner of the other boat has been somewhat flaky. Again I didn't even register it as I just bought it the DMV is closed till Tue. What would be the best way to go about getting reperations from the offending boat? Can't file any reports till the dmv opens on tuesday. Anyway anybody have this happen before? Am concerned about the structural integrity or my rig as that boat was twice the weight of mine.