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Old 08-13-2008, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default Who owns a boat?

Not just a boat. Houseboat. Not just a houseboat, but a steel hull boat. Who's insuring it?
Being the motorcycle guy I am I have no idea about insuring boats. I have access to companies- not many- that sell but most have restrictions on steel hull vessels. If you have a company name you could pass along let me have it.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:03 AM   #2
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Two happiest days of your life, the day you buy your boat and the day you sell it.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:34 AM   #3
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Any insurance company that does cars will do recreational vehicles, try Geico. And would you like to buy a 1989 Marlin 18' open-bow day cruiser with a Mercury Alpha-1 4.3 liter inboard? I'll let it go for real cheap...
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:50 AM   #4
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Any insurance company that does cars will do recreational vehicles, try Geico. And would you like to buy a 1989 Marlin 18' open-bow day cruiser with a Mercury Alpha-1 4.3 liter inboard? I'll let it go for real cheap...
She ocean worthy?
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:56 AM   #5
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Sure, one way at least...
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:01 AM   #6
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She ocean worthy?
Mercury Alpha 1 Inboard/Outbard and ocean worthy are a contradiction in terms. Don't go further than you can paddle back. Or sign up for SeaTow the day you buy it. (Apologies to Matt)
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:09 AM   #7
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Mercury Alpha 1 Inboard/Outbard and ocean worthy are a contradiction in terms. Don't go further than you can paddle back. Or sign up for SeaTow the day you buy it. (Apologies to Matt)
I guess fishing from a Sea Kayak might be a better option.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:16 PM   #8
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My problem is underwriting standards. All the compaies I deal with (progressive, american modern, foremost and such) won't touch the thing because it's a steel hull. If someone here owns a house boat or steel hull boat of any type I need the name of the insurance company.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:21 PM   #9
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I guess fishing from a Sea Kayak might be a better option.
Having spent a lifetime on the water (and having a USGC Master's License) I have found that I/O just don't work well in a marine (salt water) environment. They've gotten better, but I'll take a Yamaha outboard any day. Especially the HPDI.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:37 PM   #10
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Having spent a lifetime on the water (and having a USGC Master's License) I have found that I/O just don't work well in a marine (salt water) environment. They've gotten better, but I'll take a Yamaha outboard any day. Especially the HPDI.
Having grown up waterskiiing, I don't know if I/Os work in any environment! OMC stuff was total crap. MercCruiser, ok I guess.
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