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Old 06-11-2014, 09:43 AM   #21
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Just make sure the last boat hauled was bigger than yours!!!
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:13 AM   #22
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...For a really big surprise ask the marina/yard/ retrieval company whose insurance applies in the event of failure, then when they say "yours" ask your insurance company. Then ask your insurer if you are covered for "consequential damage" if the marina is harmed, business slowed or an employee hurt. What say TF's insurance members in this regard?...
Our insurance company paid then they subrogated against the boat yards insurance co. The boat yards insurance co did pay our deductible right away. During the repairs, we had 2 surveyors on site, 1 from each insurance co.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:53 AM   #23
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Since we were dropped, if we have to haul out on a travel lift, I inspect the wear threads or red core warning yarns on the travel lifts straps before we haul out. All modern straps should have warning indicators sewn into detect if the straps have been overloaded or have core damage. Ask your travel lift operator to see them. If they baulk, go somewhere else.
very good points... You can also request double straps on many lifts if you feel uncomfortable and normally your boat wouldn't require them.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:56 AM   #24
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Gross Negligence usually trumps all...the bad news is you have to front money often to collect...unless you are injured a that specialty will work for a percentage if you are game.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:26 AM   #25
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Travel lifts and wood boats

I have been present when several wood boats were damaged by travel lifts. Usually caused by not using enough straps or dry rot along the chins and gunnels. If you want a shock sight your gunnel as the lift picks up your hull. I have seen fiberglass boats compress more than 2" at each strap. Stress cracks aren't that uncommon caused by straps on narrow lifts. Once the boat is on the hard it is very important to have enough stanchions to keep the hull from deforming. On hard chine wood boats, sight the chines and keel and adjust the stanchions to fair the hull before doing any structural work. I think a well set up trailer would be far easier on a hull , much the same as a marine ways. One of the local yards that specializes in wood boats use's an elevator in a covered boat house.
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