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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By cktalons
Re: On The Hook in the PNW

Tony,
As someone already mentioned, I lived for 5 months of the year on the hook on my Islander 30. More cities are cracking down on liveaboards, and the bay I moored in primarily, Liberty Bay, was...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-05-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,563
Posted By cktalons
Re: Can I learn on a 40' boat?

welljim,
Go for it. You sound like you have a level-head and common sense, which many boaters don't seem to have (watch them try to anchor or dock and you'll see my point). You're already aware that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-16-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

I have a copy of 48 north on my table. Dog-eared. I've got bookmarks to possible boats on YW, Sailboat listings, Craig's List. What I'm really looking for are boats that are not listed on line, boats...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-16-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

Yep, I know allll about this. It's how I "stole" my last boat. Not to worry, I won't be taken or intimidated by brokers. It's also why I'm shy about declaring my budget. Asking price and selling...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-16-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

Part of my settlement deal was me getting a check and keeping the boat. I didn't have to buy her back, she's mine to do with as I see fit. That's nice. Regards the damage, it's much more than a hole...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-15-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

Ah, I'm keeping that close to the chest. The market is soft, but brokers are brokers.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-15-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Update: options open

Hi everyone,
The settlement is over. I'm now in the process of "moving on" and making decisions. Before me are a couple of choices: repair boat or buy new one. Repairing my new boat is costly and a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-09-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

He's a good friend, so I'm not worried.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-07-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

Today BoatUS got in touch with my attorney, so we’re now in contact. I’ll update with specifics as negotiations progress.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-05-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

"It puts the lotion on its skin..."
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-04-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

:eek:What?????? You mean the world isn't fair?!

This is a frustrating problem, folks, and it's not getting better. I'm doing my absolute best to approach this problem as level-headed and as...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-03-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

I'm glad my situation has caused so much awareness and education about the boating insurance industry. I'm under-impressed with BoatUS.

For those keeping score, I started this thread over a week...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-31-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

My attorney is working on it. I'm not okay with a boater ramming my home.

Jim, no, so far the insurance company has not tried making me more comfortable. They don't seem to care that I lived...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-31-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

BentSailor:
Thanks. I'm cagey about releasing too much info at this stage, because nothing has been finalized. My prediction is that the insurance company, BoatUS, will try to total the boat, as the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-30-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

I seems logical, but sometimes insurance companies don't trade in logic. I'm still aboard my boat, the hole is patched up. Last night I cleared out as much of the fiberglass shards and wood splinters...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-30-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

Thanks WildJasmine. Riley and I were both ashore at the time of impact. He goes everywhere with me and has only been left on the boat a handful of times, when I'm anchored. Docked is another story.
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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-27-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

Capt-T, Yes, if only he'd been around to stop it! Now that we've brought him up, I'm not going to deny that I've thought about, if things do go south, highlighting certain passages in the book and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-26-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

Haha, thanks Jetexas for the offer, and thanks smackdaddy for selflessly offering swagger lessons. You just give and give.

wingNwing, aw, you're so sweet!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-26-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

Capt.aaron,
Fantastic question. I'm anchored in Liberty Bay, WA, which is an enormous anchorage. My boat is a long ways from the traffic coming into and out of the marina. The accident happened on a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-26-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

I'd rather not sue. It's a mess I simply don't want to deal with. If the situation takes a turn for the worst, I'll explore the option, but for right now, the process is going well enough. Today I'm...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-25-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

One of my graphic design clients practices maritime law. If I need to, I'll give him a holler.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-25-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

dongreerps and all,
When I first saw the damage, I was horrorstruck, because yes, this is my home, and yes, I love this boat. I named her after a character from my novel, so to me, Libby the boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-25-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
Re: My Boat was Hit Bad

Wow, thanks for all the advice, guys.

I do have a witness to the accident, but let me give you the bullet points.

Accident happened around 3:30 while I was ashore, and thank goodness for that....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-25-2012
Replies: 131
Views: 15,412
Posted By cktalons
My Boat was Hit Bad

Today, while I was ashore and my boat at anchor, my beloved 30 foot Islander was struck on the port side cabin by a 30 powerboat, leaving a gaping hole in the top cabin. The hit ripped a stanchion...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-05-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 9,998
Posted By cktalons
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

Is that fixable without having to purchase new parts?
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