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do you need insurance for short stay slip?

does my boat need insurance to park for maybe 2 nights in a marina in los angeles? or is there some way to park a boat at a slip without insurance
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Why; insurance is cheap on a sailboat! All you need is liability try progressive--costs me $100.00 a year -28 ft.--Dale
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Although we have insurance, I have never been asked for proof when visiting a marina.
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And I would always make sure I had insurance before going anywhere -- including my own slip.
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We require 3rd party for our regular moorage marina, but, like Donna, I cannot recall ever being asked for proof of insurance for a transient slip
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Like Lake Superior said; insurance is cheap and if something happens like you punch a big hole in the side of that nice shiny Beneteau, you cannot imagine how cheap that insurance is.
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Every marina in SoCal I've visited has asked for proof of insurance... I'm not only okay with that but am glad they do.... I slipped my boat for 8 months in a transient slip in Dana Point while waiting for a perm slip.... During that time I saw a lot of damage caused by other boaters.... To be honest, most of it was from trailer trash.... Err ummm .... I mean people who put their trailered boat in the wat for a long weekend.....
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We've been asked for proof of insurance several times; guess it depends on the marina. But as others have said, I'm very glad they insist on it - there are some marinas here that have a lot of current if don't come in at slack tide, and many folks who just don't understand how big a challenge docking with 3 knots of current can be ...
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This year a pretty new < 10 year old hunter 26 sank next to my mooring and they did NOT have insurance for some unknown reason and it sat for months with 1/2 a mast out of the water and is gonna cost them only god knows how much when there forced to deal with it

And i am really glad the guy next to me had good insurance when he did a Rodney Dangerfield and put his anchor roller through my cabin-top 5 weeks after the refit was finished
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