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Old 28-10-2005, 19:03   #1
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Wilma.

Took a beating in Miami, had 6 heavy anchors out, but got hit and damaged by several boats drifting and banging into mine, mostly because the owners did not secure properly, and obviously didn't care about their boat or others, most were anchored with 1 anchor and likely on a short rode. I suffered about $10,000 to $15,000 worth of damage. Welcome to South Florida, I'm getting out as soon as I can repair the damage.
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Old 28-10-2005, 20:01   #2
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Yeah, saw the same here in Ft. Lauderdale:
Boats broke loose and hit somebody else, same old story.

Hopefully the arseholes carry insurance so as to pay for damages caused by their stupidity.

Considering adding torpedoes to the inventory so as to sink the enemy before he gets too close next time..
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Old 29-10-2005, 04:56   #3
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We were waiting to hear from you ... see how you did. The eye came ashore about 70 miles South of here, so we didn't have it so bad ... understand your coast actually took a harder hit than we did. I helped set anchors on 3 boats plus our own ... thank God the river bottom is some good muck, not one dragged or pulled loose. After lots of prep work, I'm happy to report no damage to any of the 140 boats in our marina.

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Old 29-10-2005, 08:08   #4
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WILMA

It would be nice if one could find out who the jerks were whose boat hit mine. Most of the one draging went on the rocks or sunk.
We took a bad beating, so now it is time to clean up and getl back to normal. Unless we get another one. Still have more than a month left of the season.
Chalk Airline lost a sea-bird, turned turttle on the ramp.
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Old 29-10-2005, 18:13   #5
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Hurricanes

Hey guys,

A while back. (2 years ago). I was reading about how people can get good deals on boats down there around Florida and the gulf coast states.

This surveyor said you have to be very careful what baot you buy. Due to the damages caused by hurricanes. I have seen some photos of hull damages caused by hurricanes. And some that have been sunk.

But, have any of you guys know, that you could get really good boats that way? I just thought I'd bring this up. Since you guys brought up hurricanes?

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Old 29-10-2005, 21:02   #6
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But, have any of you guys know, that you could get really good boats that way? I just thought I'd bring this up. Since you guys brought up hurricanes?
Not good boats..Perhaps cheap boats with plenty of damage and years of work.

Bargains may or my not be real bargains:

I have learned over the years that one may be better off buying a sound boat for a reasonable price than a wreck for a bargain price.
Unless the wreck is really down on the pay scale, like way down.
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Old 29-10-2005, 21:48   #7
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There is a 35 foot Chris Craft on ebay at the moment, current bid about $2500- reserve not met. It has damage to the pointy end from going under a low bridge with the mast up. The tack pulled out and the forward deck lifted off like a sardine can. The catch is the cost ( whatever the reserve is ) plus the repairs may equal the price of a similar boat in okay condition. At $5000- it may be feasable. It is a long keel boat so of no interest to me.
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I see. It depends on what kind of damage. And so on.

I'll check out that boat on ebay. I haven't been on that site in over a week and a half.

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