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10-14-2013 10:42 PM
Trigger
Re: Hunter 35 pierced hull Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas

That would make for a horrible weekend trip
09-04-2013 01:29 PM
rhr1956
Re: Hunter 35 pierced hull Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas

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Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
The article also indicates two people drowned when they were wading in low water, then stepped off a ledge and were unable to swim.
Bad news indeed.
chucklesR...From the center of the DFW metro area, there are probably a dozen lakes within an hour drive. It is sad but true that we have drownings regularly year-round. It's almost certain though that we will have multiple drownings during the major summer holidays...Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. The news stories usually include:

*Alcohol may have been involved
*No life jacket
*Didn't know how to swim

When boats are involved, it's rarely collisions, but more likely to be wind and wave related. Much of the time these drownings have nothing to do with boats. Folks decide to wade or swim out from the shore and get into trouble.
09-04-2013 11:58 AM
rhr1956
Re: Hunter 35 pierced hull Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas

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Originally Posted by rndmtrvlr View Post
Scary. Where in the lake did the accident occur? Looks like from your picture, it was fairly close to shore. What marina did they tow it to? I'm at Bayview.
Bayview is at the top of this picture. At the bottom of the picture is a red "pushpin" marker. The very tip of the pin is the location and is about 100 yards (if that) offshore. The water depth was confirmed at 23 feet directly under the boat where is struck the tree. The top of the tree was only inches below the surface. Back in the 70's and early 80's we skied all over the lake, but not there because you could see there was about an acre of tree tops sticking out of the water. Now all the tops are gone but what lingers below will ruin your day.
09-04-2013 10:01 AM
chucklesR
Re: Hunter 35 pierced hull Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas

The article also indicates two people drowned when they were wading in low water, then stepped off a ledge and were unable to swim.
Bad news indeed.
09-04-2013 09:52 AM
John33
Re: Hunter 35 pierced hull Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas

Oh, that's terrible. Glad they got the boat off the tree though, and glad no one was hurt.

- John
09-04-2013 09:28 AM
H and E
Re: Hunter 35 pierced hull Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas

Last summer I took the boat to Possum Kingdom Lake (N TX) for a week of sailing. The lake was down several feet. Several times I hit something in the water while trying to get into cove or marina for the night. One stump lifted the boat up several inches as it slid over it. I expected to see some damage to the hull but found none when I loaded the boat for the trip home. I was quite lucky.
09-03-2013 11:10 PM
TakeFive
Re: Hunter 35 pierced hull Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas

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Originally Posted by rhr1956 View Post
Take Five- I called my State Farm agent and asked him if I was insured in the event of a sinking. He told me yes...recovery expense is covered up to the agreed value. Let's say you have a $10,000 boat insured for $10K. It sinks, is recovered (for a cost of $5000) and then is declared a total loss. Insurance pays the recovery team and you get $5000. I was surprised at first but it does make business sense from the insurance companies position...
That is unacceptable. I used to have my boat insured with State Farm, and when I heard that salvage+loss was limited to the agreed value, I moved my policy to BoatUS. I suggest that you do the same.

In the example you cite above, under my policy with BoatUS, they would pay me $10k and also pay salvage costs up to an additional $10k. In other words, the net payout could be double the agreed value - they'll make me whole for my loss, and they'll pay up to the agreed value for salvage.

My State Farm policy also had no coverage for environmental damage - a huge liabililty. My BoatUS policy will pay up to $854k for environmental damage.

In my opinion, State Farm does not know the needs of boaters, and their policies reflect that. Same goes for their agents - when I asked my agent about coverage for environmental damage, she said "What's that?"

On the other hand, BoatUS knows boats.
09-03-2013 09:23 PM
rndmtrvlr
Re: Hunter 35 pierced hull Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas

Scary. Where in the lake did the accident occur? Looks like from your picture, it was fairly close to shore. What marina did they tow it to? I'm at Bayview.
09-03-2013 09:11 PM
Lou452
Re: Hunter 35 pierced hull Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas

Sorry about this. Keep us up to date on what options are open. Maybe someone has an idea ? Do they know how large the log is ? Cutting seemed a good option. Men cut steal rock other material but under water could stump us ?
sorry once more , Lou
09-03-2013 07:44 PM
azguy
Re: Hunter 35 pierced hull Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas

Wow, that's awful, hopefully some will take the time to dive in the area and mark it off well.....
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