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05-26-2013 12:04 AM
wind_magic
Re: My Horror Story

I haven't read any post on this thread except for the OP's post, but I know what some of them are going to say, .. sailing on a schedule is always a really bad idea because it lures you into making bad decisions.

It sounds like you had a tough time of it, but it also sounds relatively normal for a boat that is unproven. Motors crap out, the boat doesn't handle the way you expect it to, etc, but all of that is part of learning the boat. Boats are all like that, they all have stuff wrong with them (even the brand new ones), so you have to take baby steps with them and learn what they can and can't do, and your confidence in them grows over time. When you get a new (to you) boat or make big modifications to a boat you have a shakedown cruise (or many!) to work the kinks out.

I guess what I'm saying is that I don't think your experiences are that abnormal, but your expectations about how fast all of this might work out could be a little bit high. It's totally normal to have problems like a motor being messed up that you have to go back to the dock to fix 5 times before you finally get it working right, you really just have to allow for it and take it as it comes. After you spend enough time with your boat you start to trust her, but that can take a while, trial and error.
05-25-2013 11:34 PM
mdbee
Re: My Horror Story

After browsing through Harbor's other posts...
05-25-2013 08:45 AM
Minnewaska
Re: My Horror Story

I don't find anything sailing related, insurance included, to be tiresome. Repetitious perhaps, but I'm not going to give a second thought to how to stop that. Show me anyone who doesn't live in that glass house.
05-25-2013 02:29 AM
Frogwatch
Re: My Horror Story

OK, but I learned about diesels "Running away" from your post and I hope you'll get back to me about caves on Man o War.
05-24-2013 11:42 PM
Harborless
Re: My Horror Story

I too think the length of this thread has grown past its use. I thank you all for your support as well as your criticisms. I will post a new thread detailing my engine report and solution next week. Lets put this one to bed.
05-24-2013 11:38 PM
deniseO30
Re: My Horror Story

This insurance issue is really getting tiresome! Of all the advice and help Harbor could use the constant ragging on one issue is getting old! He's learning his lessons the hard way..THE WAY men and boys learn.
05-24-2013 11:27 PM
Rhys05
Re: My Horror Story

I was able to get full coverage insurance for my boat, coastal out to 75 miles, for less than $400 per year...no survey... (My local agent). My boat isn't any smaller than yours (26').
05-24-2013 10:57 PM
northoceanbeach
Re: My Horror Story

You're not really going to get insurance are you?
05-24-2013 10:23 PM
Minnewaska
Re: My Horror Story

Geico are criminals. Find a local agent.

The catch may be that umbrella policies want you to have primary coverage for the activity, but shop it. If they don't exclude marine activity, you might be set, without needing a marine policy. That's why you need a good agent.
05-24-2013 10:22 PM
Harborless
Re: My Horror Story

Now see there, I just got SCHOOLED. I had NO idea such a thing existed. Muahahaha perhaps I may have to wait on a circumnavigation but not a circumvent! Ill check Geico tmmrw.
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