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Plenty of jerkiness here to go 'round. Not clear from the article whether the sailboat owner accepted responsibility for the damage and indicated he intended to make good, or just used the lack of insurance as an "oops." If the latter, I could understand the powerboat owner's frustration, although it in no way excuses his bad behavior. I suppose the powerboat owner could go to his own insurance company for the repair, then let the company and their army of lawyers try to recoup from the sailboat owner.

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I read the comments of the readers on the linked sight and one poster indicated he had first hand knowledge of the parties involved and stated the damage amounted to a scratched or bent bow rail.
The article indicated a "marine appraiser" estimated the damage at $4K.

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Also the injured party had come out on the dock and "yelled " at the grounded vessel's owner on numerous occasions and summonded the coast guard on more han one occasion hampering and delaying the efforts of the stranded vessel's crew/owner to effect the recovery !
What's wrong w/ people ?
Just inexcuseable! It sounds like the sailboat owner is indeed making a diligent effort, and has been responsive to things like the possibility of leaking fuel. But calling the Coast Guard? Repeatedly? Really, don'cha think there are smarter ways to spend their time?

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This was obviously a misfortunate situation and not an intended action.
And a beautiful craft as well, I hope it gets floated. And it would be correct to see the damaged party made whole again as well, even if he seems to be acting a bit poorly.
just my observation.
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He says he can't get insurance, is that he can't get hull insurance or liability insurance? Hull insurance I can believe that, at least without a very detailed, costly survey, but liability?
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I read the comments of the readers on the linked sight and one poster indicated he had first hand knowledge of the parties involved and stated the damage amounted to a scratched or bent bow rail.
Also the injured party had come out on the dock and "yelled " at the grounded vessel's owner on numerous occasions and summonded the coast guard on more han one occasion hampering and delaying the efforts of the stranded vessel's crew/owner to effect the recovery !
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When I read the news from the link, it appears that the powerboat owner is a real jerk wrapping around in his self small world. Unfortunately, there are plenty of these around on the bay and around our roadway.

How many times have you seen a car takes up two parking spaces because the owner thinks his car is special? These are the owner who couldn't afford their car first place.

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Can anyone give and update on this situation? possible pictures?
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When you work hard to buy nice property and a huge boat lands there with pretty much no possibility of leaving in one piece

4' of water with and 8' draft boat will see how well you take it

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4' of water with and 8' draft boat will see how well you take it
I agree with you, without a major major expense this boat will not move. The article says the man is waiting for a high pressure system to raise the water- He should want a low pressure system. I used to live a mile where the boat is, normal tides are only a couple feet. Spring tides maybe up to 4 to five feet. This guy needs a northeaster for several days or a hurricane to get the water level where he needs it, and then once he has the boat to the open bay, he could be dealing with 8 foot seas with 50 knot winds.

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I agree with you, without a major major expense this boat will not move. The article says the man is waiting for a high pressure system to raise the water- He should want a low pressure system. I used to live a mile where the boat is, normal tides are only a couple feet. Spring tides maybe up to 4 to five feet. This guy needs a northeaster for several days or a hurricane to get the water level where he needs it, and then once he has the boat to the open bay, he could be dealing with 8 foot seas with 50 knot winds.

I wish him luck.
Word! This poor fella just needs to pony up and get his boat moved. I know times are hard but it should be priority #1.. Hell if he's got to he could move on to it after he gets it out and recoup some expense while he's not paying rent.
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Emmet said he cannot afford to carry insurance.

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"The boat was worthless, you could stick a rattail file through the deck at the mast," Emmet said.

An employee at a local boatyard began fixing the boat up, and Emmet joined the project sometime around 2005. He ended up buying the boat for $1,000 and dedicating himself to fixing it up.

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Orca II is now worth about $500,000, Emmet said.


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4' of water with and 8' draft boat will see how well you take it
Well..... that is the fact of life. Sh*t happens, it is the nature's way. The powerboat owner doesn't have to be an ass and keep bitching. As now there is nothing one can do except waiting for the high tide. The other alternative to to demolish the boat which is not a solution either.


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Here's the latest - the sailboat owner was able to float his boat off aided by yesterdays tides ...
Really high tide, 'laws of physics' free stranded sailboat Top Stories (www.HometownAnnapolis.com - The Capital)


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