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Old 07-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #17
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Wow this is awful. I think we've discussed before, even on a boat w a passenger limit posted, it's based on much lighter people than your average American today.

We've had thirteen people on our 35' trawler and I found it very stressful to "mind" that many people, especially with a few young kids wandering around. Guess a lot of it is mind set. I want to know my guests are safe and enjoying themselves. Maybe that's why I'd rather be out w just myself and Matt!

We have an umbrella liability policy, more because if anything ever happened to anyone "on our watch" we'd be devastated and would want to be able to provide something financially. We knew someone whose mast came down (sailboat) and paralyzed his friend/ crew. The skipper had minimal insurance. We got the umbrella right after that.
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