[QUOTE=billknny;2738731]True for anything, of course.
Boats that are un- or under- insured, unregistered, or owned by irresponsible, deadbeats are the bane of waterfront communities, especially after a big storm, and are a big part of the reason there is such a backlash against cruising boats in many places.
It will eventually happen that SOME state will decide they have had enough, and require salvage insurance
coverage, the the rest will follow very quickly.
In 1961 Hurricane
Carla, a category 4 storm, hit the Texas
coast. My father had a shrimp boat and prior to the storms arrival my dad and I took the boat up the San Bernard river along with all the other shrimpers in Freeport
. We could not make it more than a few miles due to the bridges being lower than our mast
. We tied off to a live oak tree where we went up with the 17ft storm surge and back down when it past. I remember traveling back on the ICW
and seeing the salt grass
flats on the Stringfellow Ranch covered with water
craft of all shapes and sizes. The government
brought in equipment
and removed the boats from the ranch. I don't know what happened to them after that. We new commercial
fishermen that lost
their boat and the small insurance companies claimed bankruptcy and didn't pay anything. It can be devastating when that's your only source of income