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Paul
Jul-14-2006 @ 1:57 PM                           Permalink
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A sorry sight, my sympathy to all of the owners affected, especially the ones that weren't insured...

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A very sorry sight indeed.  Putting salt on the wound, Herbert Woods have sent letters to those whose vessels were lost in the fire claiming the cost of salvage and clearing up the site.  I sincerely hope no-one offers to pay.  The boats' owners had no contract with Herbert Woods Boatyard.

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Jul-14-2006 @ 7:33 PM                           Permalink
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I suspect that the bills for the clean-up would be met by insurers. I would have thought those not insured would be covered by the Sales Company that had the boats on display.

Someone has to pay, being callous, why Herbert Woods?

Jenny Morgan, the Oulton Bard!

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Jul-15-2006 @ 2:04 PM                           Permalink
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Herbert Woods didn't have the sheds insured.  The brokerage company didn't have the sheds insured.  Ten of the thirteen boats destroyed were not insured.  Herbert Woods had no contact with any of the owners of boats lost. On yer bike HW.

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Jul-15-2006 @ 2:20 PM                           Permalink
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May i suggest
Perhaps this is not the best place to discuss this,
Leave it to the folk cocerned,and the Legal type folk who represent them.
The Fire has been reported Fact.
Lets leave it there.
Thank you.

roya

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Jul-15-2006 @ 6:09 PM                           Permalink
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I agree we've probably said all that can be said now Roy, but I do think it was right for it to be discussed in the open on this Forum.

The fact that boats under brokerage (probably by most brokers, not just HW or Waterside), are still at the personal risk of their owners is an important fact for everyone to realise and remember.

Expilot's local knowledge of the situation could save our members and other site visitors from taking a risk (and being unaware of it), when next selling their boats. (I'll certainly be checking the small print and asking a few pertinent questions when I next sell...)

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Jul-15-2006 @ 6:53 PM                           Permalink
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hi roya. i think you are wrong on this one mate, this is imho the right place to discuse such issues. if only to warn other members of possible pit falls with brokers etc. im not mod bashing by the way just my veiw on the comments you have made.thanks

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Hi
it was just a suggestion Matty,
Im sure the Folks who are involved will know where i am coming from,
At the momemt its facts that count not conjecture,
and as a site we have to be a little carefull,what is expressed,
like many others i have my own views but its better they stay in my head.
If after its all sorted the folk concerned care to post thats up to them ,but as i said i really feel its best left at the moment.
No modding  no locking of the thread,INMOP just the decent thing to do. Smile

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Jul-16-2006 @ 1:40 PM                           Permalink
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Thanks to Paul and Matty for their support.  My intention was, indeed, however clumsily, to post a warning to all boat owners considering using brokerage in the future to sell their boats.  I also take on board Roya's comments re being careful about what is said on this forum.  Everyone who lost a boat in this dreadful incident lost out emotionally as well as financially - if their boat was uninsured.  

As to conjecture, nothing in my post was conjecture nor hearsay.  The letter (INMO insensitive and inappropriate) to boat owners from Herbert Woods Boatyard is fact.  

I am priveleged to be have been asked to represent one of the boat owners who lost a boat in the fire and have, therefore, an intimate knowledge of the circumstances and aftermath of this incident.  

If nothing else, the episode should remind each of us how cheap insurance is at the point when we need it most.  And, no, I'm not in the marine insurance industry!

Our boats are our pride and joy.  We all need to be aware of potential risks.

"There are old pilots.  There are bold pilots............."

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expilot. a healthy debate never hurt anyone mate, as long as we stick too the facts. the veiws aired on this forum are of its members and are not the veiws of the forum owners.

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