Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Leadfoot

Towing cats

7 posts in this topic

It really is something you never want to see.  Peter day from the Keppel Bay sailing club was on his way home from the Hervey bay regatta whenhis car and boat where side swiped by on coming traffic

post-22917-0-85853700-1394316816_thumb.jpost-22917-0-44320200-1394316838_thumb.jpost-22917-0-43740800-1394316868_thumb.j

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow he was very very very lucky to have escaped that with just a side swipe. A head on would have seen much worse consequences. Shame about his Nacra too, fingers crossed the offending driver has insurance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

not good.. hope Mr Day is okay ..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No one was hurt.  I think someone was wanting to turn across the lane and was shunted from behind just as Peter was passing.  What you call extremely bad luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No one was hurt.  I think someone was wanting to turn across the lane and was shunted from behind just as Peter was passing.  What you call extremely bad luck

Good driver training would suggest to not turn your wheels until you are actually executing the turn so you don't get shunted into oncoming traffic. Even better advice for the "shunting"driver is not to run up someone's arse. Don't know the circumstances so just gas bagging but rotten luck for Peter as you say.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Peter

are you going to replace the cat - or scrap it all

 

I have a 5.8 that Rosco is sorting out for me that will be surplus to requirements (not enough time to get out) older model.

 

if you are scrapping - would be interested in some bits

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Funny thing with insurance and if they payout on the policy. ie write the boat off.

All equipment then belongs to the insurance company. Includes trailer and all other items nominated on the policy or a normal part of the boat ie sails etc.

They may sell the gear back to you or tender it off.

 

Never under insure and assume you will recover the non damaged items, as the insurance company writes off the policy if the repairs exceed the insured amount and takes it all.

 

How do I know, been there had to buy my own gear back from the insurance company, including undamaged trailer, sails, mast etc.

 

I was only under insured by a couple of thousand V's replacement cost. Not any more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0