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Zanshin 05-10-2008 05:56 AM

I wonder what school he went to?
 
Charter boat runs aground in the BVI

sailingdog 05-10-2008 07:03 AM

I hope he got the optional insurance. :)

bubb2 05-10-2008 07:36 AM

So, he says he took a (one) sailing class, and Moorings lets Him loose with a boat. I am not so sure who should be wearing the dunce cap here!

Zanshin 05-10-2008 10:16 AM

That reef is not only prominent on all the charts but is mentioned in all the guide books as well. If one ignores those two plus the the chartplotter and the chart briefing plus the obvious change in water color and wave action then at least admit it, don't blame it on "problems with the sail".

bestfriend 05-10-2008 12:41 PM

At least he got the fenders out.:rolleyes:

TrueBlue 05-10-2008 12:50 PM

I wonder what school he went to?
 
Unfortunately, the school of hard knocks.

pegasus1457 05-10-2008 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sailingdog (Post 312188)
I hope he got the optional insurance. :)

Your sympathy is focussed in the wrong direction. I pity the poor owner who expects to get his boat back after Moorings manages it for a few seasons, with only normal wear and tear.

I think he/she should be be suing Moorings for negligence. :cool:

camaraderie 05-10-2008 01:30 PM

It will be advertised as "lightly used" shortly on yachtworld.

Sapperwhite 05-10-2008 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pegasus1457 (Post 312281)
Your sympathy is focussed in the wrong direction. I pity the poor owner who expects to get his boat back after Moorings manages it for a few seasons, with only normal wear and tear.

I think he/she should be be suing Moorings for negligence. :cool:

I had the same thought, but I wonder what those contracts look like. I bet it's stacked in Moorings (or any other charter outfit) favor.

"Just sign here and you'll have your boat back in a few years, never mind all that font 4 writing at the bottom"

deliveryskipper 05-10-2008 08:37 PM

I'd blame the charter company before I'd blame the captain. One sailing course a year ago does not a competent skipper make. It was the charter company that has the experience.

Anyway, nobody was hurt and, from looking at the photos, I'd say the damage was mostly cosmetic.

One thing's for sure, if he sticks with sailing I'll bet he'll keep his eyes glued to the chart and chartplotter from now on!


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