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Pontoon wrecked by 90 year old two story sternwheeler

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    Our 98 JC Pontoon was hit by a 90 year old wooden sternwheeler. The paddle boat lost power and drifted into our lift and pier. The pontoon was on the lift and initially we thought there was no damage. However, when we started taking pictures etc., and looked underneath the pontoon. The motor pan and the back of the pontoon where the tubes are fastened on was rippled. After reviewing again, we found paint residue on the back of the propeller housing (right half) and on the starboard corner of the pontoon. The paddle boat pushed the pontoon forward on the lift as far as it would go, and there is evidence that the port tube climbed up the side of the pier as there is paint damage to the pier on the top edge of the side board.

    The marinas (two) say the damage underneath was not caused by the incident. Why will they not acknowledge this damage and put on the estimates? The original estimate had replacement for the starboard tube, and lower unit. They absolutely refused to put the motor pan on, saying it wasn't caused from the accident. The estimate was approximately $6,000.00 We had another marina take a look, and they adamantly stated there is no damage to the pontoon caused by the paddle wheel and that this was pre-existing damage. The estimator then called the first marina, who then changed their estimate to no damage, and now they are not planning on giving us any $$ for damages to the pontoon. The lift was damaged beyond repair, so they are replacing that. Need some expert advise on why they refuse to acknowledge this. Any thoughts? Are they baulking so they don't have to total the pontoon? The sternwheeler does have liability insurance.
    Last edited by vidiheho; September 6th, 2017, 12:58 AM.

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    Posting additional information. Thanks for guidance in other posts
    for pix 2
    Last edited by vidiheho; September 6th, 2017, 01:14 AM.

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    • #3
      Trying for pics. Need some advise.
      for pix 3
      Last edited by vidiheho; September 6th, 2017, 01:14 AM.

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      • #4
        I am still getting the message that says I am not authorized to post pictures.
        Last edited by vidiheho; September 6th, 2017, 01:07 AM. Reason: Trying to post pictures on the above.

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          for pix 5

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          • #6
            Welcome aboard.

            Click the Forum Help in my sig and look at the photo posting instructions.

            You know we won't be able to help you on this. Make a claim with your insurance underwriter and let them hassle with the sternwheeler insurance carrier.

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            • #7
              you have to resize the photos
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              • #8
                Yep you have to resize them to a really small!! Every other forum I am on can take pics way bigger than this place . You really have to resize them and reduce the quality here.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by clemsonfor View Post
                  Yep you have to resize them to a really small!! Every other forum I am on can take pics way bigger than this place . You really have to resize them and reduce the quality here.
                  yes, you have to resize them to under 700k. I use 400k as a target. you really dont need 10 meg pictures for 99% of the photos shown as at 3-400 k, there is plenty of resolution/quality

                  and when those other forums get 1/2 a million members posting pictures, they will restrict the size as well.
                  1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

                  Past Boats
                  1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
                  2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
                  1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

                  What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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                  • #10
                    Could be a membership size thing. I have never compared membership num ers between them. Something I am curious about now I may go look up some numbers. Some of them I know are no where near the size, others I think may rival in size, and are the giant in their topic area.

                    Edit: some quick googeing (I can't really find what I want on a few sites including this one), shows one of the sites that I can easily see membership on, that I am a member of, is a tractor site at over 300,000 members. I can't find the total membership on this site or several others I quickly looked at.
                    Last edited by clemsonfor; September 9th, 2017, 12:19 AM.

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                    • #11
                      It's likely going to depend on the web site's software. Older stuff will have more limited capabilities......

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                      • #12
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                        You are negotiating with people who are not on your side and are paid -- and paid handsomely -- to limit their employer's costs. Hire a lawyer, watch 'em squirm, and recover the damages to which you are entitled.

                        You will, of course, receive contrary advice from folks whose pontoon boats were not hit by an out-of-control vessel, and who think that when ordinary folks suffer damages they should just suck it up and take the hit.

                        Hire a lawyer.
                        Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. -- JFK

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