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The Movie Tin Men
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posted 05-23-2005 11:49 AM ET (US)
If any of you have seen this movie, you can commiserate with me! A knock on my door yesterday greeted me with a gentlemen wearing a Boston Whaler hat informing me that he had just struck my 2005 BW Nantucket (6 hours on the engine usage meter) with his 23 foot Boston Whaler (never having driven a boat before buying this, his inaugural boating experience), damaging the swim platform, denting and scarring the Optimax engine cowling, and scarring the starboard hull (after the force of the collision pushed my boat and fenders against the steel dock). What a great day!
Whaler on! Thanks for letting me whine.
posted 05-23-2005 01:55 PM ET (US)
whining allowed under these circumstances!
posted 05-23-2005 03:02 PM ET (US)
New boaters really do not understand boat docking dynamics in regards to wind, current, and boat motion. The one that I c most often is not knowing where u motor is pointing when docking. New boaters never look back to visually check that position. It can cause numerous issues when mooring.
Good luck on the repair. I had some hurricane damage to my motor cowling. Make sure that u get a new cowling not a patch job and that they order the decals in advance.
posted 05-23-2005 04:30 PM ET (US)
A new cowling and decals have been ordered today; my boat will have to be taken out of the water to repair the swim platform and hull...hope that it rains that week! Thanks for the sympathy. Best.
posted 05-23-2005 09:16 PM ET (US)
The only positive aspect I see in this is at least he showed up and told you. Better than going to the dock and finding your boat like that with no one around and no one admitting to it.
I'm sure some of us have come back to our cars and found it like that. Know I have, and recently.
Still, sorry about your boat. :>(
posted 05-23-2005 09:40 PM ET (US)
You are right and I have already thank him for that...still, my boat is no longer factory new!?! I know...I'm whining, again.
posted 05-24-2005 12:58 PM ET (US)
It takes a while for a new boater to get used to the brakes.
While helping my friend with his docking lines for his new Montauk we watched an equally new boater trying to dock his yellow whatever the heck it is boat one dock over. The sound of gelcoat and the crunching of pilings is deafining and a real wakeup call.
posted 06-04-2005 12:42 AM ET (US)
WOW! I am set to pick up my 05 Nantucket in a week. Feel free to whine away as I would be upset as well. I am actually concerned about being one of the "newbie" folks that causes such a scene. I am going to post another thread requesting advice for first time boat owners.
posted 06-04-2005 05:49 PM ET (US)
I wouldn't worry about this situation, and consider yourself lucky. HE KNOCKED ON YOUR DOOR! As in one out of a hundred people would do.
He saved you a lot of deductible out of pocket expense from your own policy. I would hate to tell you how many "hit and take off" auto dmamge claims we see. It appears to me that a note gets left on a car about one out of a hundred.
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