Why We Will Never Charter Our Boat... - SailNet Community
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 23 Old 09-03-2011 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Maine Sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,826
Thanks: 18
Thanked 213 Times in 162 Posts
Rep Power: 16
       
Why We Will Never Charter Our Boat...

This is pretty self explanatory. The owners of this LOVELY Hinckley, LARA, entrusted their clients to charter their boat. This is what the poor owner got out of it. I am sure this guy cares about his boat as she was in tip top shape and very well cared for.

The client perhaps did not understand Maine tides. That dock has about 10"-18" of water at low depending upon the tide and they "missed the window"...



As we approached the cove at Frenchboro, after a long hike, I thought it odd that a sail boat would be tied up to a "working dock" and especially one that nearly flats out at low, but then I noticed it was a Hinckley and guessed they had some "clout" on this remote island and were only there temporarily?

Then something funny happened. I noticed the lack of the fully furled head sail, the poorly flaked main and the errant fender up near the bow hitting nothing. I mentioned to my wife "I am going to guess that's a charter, & what a sweet boat to charter!"....


A few hours later I looked up towards the head of the harbor and felt a pit:



I then went in for a closer look..



Please take a close look at the back stay. The darn thing is about 4-5 feet out of column and was slightly bending the mast. A lesser boat may have suffered a failure but this was a Hinckley..


The next time I saw her she was back on a mooring and luckily exhibited minimal to no damage.


It is sad that even an owner of a Hinckly can't qualify their own clients.

If anyone knows the owner of LARA please let them know about this as I would guess this is not what he signed up for when agreeing to charter their boat to these folks...

______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


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




© Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.



Last edited by Maine Sail; 09-06-2011 at 09:06 PM.
Maine Sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 Old 09-03-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Long Island
Posts: 2,136
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Ouch! Glad it wasn't worse. Not that there would be a market, but I don't think I could allow anyone to sail my boat without me. I do understand that for some people it is a necessary financial calculation. My solution was saving money and buying a cheaper boat.
WanderingStar is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 23 Old 09-03-2011
Working for next Boat
 
MobiusALilBitTwisted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: on the Road,
Posts: 211
Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Lovely Boat, not the treatment of Her

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

1985 Venture 25
Fl Gulf Coast

GrahamO
"Möbius,You need another drink. You are starting to make sense".
MobiusALilBitTwisted is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 23 Old 09-03-2011
Senior Member
 
imagine2frolic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,830
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
 
Hopefully bene will se this thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.........i2f

20 MPH ain't fast unless, you do it in a 1000sq 3/2 house on 10foot waves
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


BORROWED, No single one of us is as smart as all of us!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
imagine2frolic is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 23 Old 09-03-2011
PCP
Senior Member
 
PCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,201
Thanks: 21
Thanked 103 Times in 86 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
This season and last season I have charted brand new boats (42fts), boats with only 3 or 4 months of use. Both showed already abuse, the first one on the interior and in the sails, the second one had gearbox problems and problems in the head. They were not mine put give me pain to see how fine boats can be dilapidated in so short time by people that don't know how to use them or just don't care

Regards

Paulo
PCP is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 23 Old 09-03-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Durham N.H.
Posts: 362
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
If it were mine...... I'd have to shoot somebody!
mikel1 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 23 Old 09-04-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 219
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Ya know, she may not be a charter at all. There is a large number of mmtbs out there who buy a Hinckley/Morris/Alden/Hood etc because they can and someone tells them they should, but are inexperienced/uncaring/stupid enough to make this kind of mistake. They just pay the yard to repair any damage.
Rick486 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 23 Old 09-04-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Charleston
Posts: 85
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 5
 
That looks like a competition 41. I know Hinckley charters some boats out of SW Harbor but not that one.
b40Ibis is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 23 Old 09-04-2011 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Maine Sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,826
Thanks: 18
Thanked 213 Times in 162 Posts
Rep Power: 16
       
Quote:
Originally Posted by b40Ibis View Post
That looks like a competition 41. I know Hinckley charters some boats out of SW Harbor but not that one.
It's a 41 but not sure if it is the competition? Apparently the owner is the one who manages his own charters. Still sad...

______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


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




© Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.


Maine Sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 23 Old 09-04-2011
Courtney the Dancer
 
jrd22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,885
Thanks: 4
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
That's sad, beautiful boat. We had what I assume was a charter (about 40') come into the fuel float in front of our house the other day. They had the main up, about a 10 knot following wind, boom on stb side. They came in with the float on their port side and threw a bow line to someone on the float, who promptly cleated it off. Then things got interesting.
Nope, don't think I'll charter out our boat.

John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

jrd22 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can i charter my boat? christianoronaldo Chartering 7 03-03-2011 01:19 PM
charter your boat to others ? tstewart137 Chartering 10 08-10-2010 03:35 PM
Would you charter an old boat? billbalme Pacific Seacraft 11 11-29-2009 01:30 PM
CHARTER YOUR BOAT??? Silversailor General Discussion (sailing related) 0 08-28-2001 06:42 PM
I WANT TO CHARTER YOUR BOAT Silversailor Chartering 0 08-28-2001 06:16 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome