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dreamsofsailing 03-11-2010 11:41 PM

Do I need insurance or a boating license??? for 25ft sailboat
 
Do I need insurance or a boating license??? for 25ft sailboat :cool:

Stillraining 03-11-2010 11:55 PM

Hey dude...Just to let you kindly know you really should just pick one place to post each question...not two or more.

Welcom to Sailnet

Insurance Only if you intend to keep it at a marina or finance the boat
Licence/safty coruse..Depends on your state

sailingdog 03-12-2010 12:03 AM

Any particular reason for spamming this forum with this same question three times. That's pretty poor net etiquette and I'd highly recommend you not do it again. Also, I'd recommend you read the post in my signature.

dreamsofsailing 03-12-2010 12:36 AM

[QUOTE=Stillraining;579679]Hey dude...Just to let you kindly know you really should just pick one place to post each question...not two or more.

Welcom to Sailnet

yeah sorry , this is a rare opportunity for me to use the internet,,, just trying to get answers (thanks, it realy helps) i only get online a few times a year if that :cool:

Stillraining 03-12-2010 11:14 AM

NO Foul...:)

carl762 03-12-2010 05:35 PM

If something happens and you injure somebody or somebody's boat with your 25 footer, you'll be sorry that you didn't have insurance. It's really not that bad, money-wise at least in this part of the country.

Any marina will require insurance. License requirements vary by state. Here, a boating card is required for people with boats powered by a motor at 10 hp.

My boat's motor is 9.9, but I'm going to get the boaters card anyway.

mackconsult 03-12-2010 06:08 PM

If you have to get an answer to that question then yes you need insurance. No licenses are needed to sail, but endorsements are encouraged seeing as I have crossed tacks with to many novices in my time.

sailguy40 03-14-2010 12:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dreamsofsailing (Post 579677)
Do I need insurance or a boating license??? for 25ft sailboat :cool:

From my previous experience, insurance is a MUST from the exact moment you buy the boat. Plus a lot of marinas require you have at least liability insurance for a certain amount of coverage, depends on the marina. Good thing is, its very inexpensive compared to auto insurance.

carl762 03-16-2010 07:06 PM

I was shocked when my insurance guy gave me the quote for insurance on my boat. It's cheap. I'd like to supplement it with some kind of towing insurance, as that's an expense that could kill my new hobby.

mackconsult 03-16-2010 07:31 PM

Both of my boats are under 20 ft, so they fall under USAA home owner policy :cool: .


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