|Posted: December 02 2006 at 10:50 | IP Logged
Well mates, Maybe it's time to start a new thread. If you have read the Uni Owners thread you would have noticed that I live in Indianapolis, In. and keep my boat in Toledo, Ohio (250 miles away).
Before I get started let me say that I took the boat out of the water on October 25th. Never again will I leave it in this late. The weather changed for the worse and I didn't have a chance to tidy up the boat the way I like to.
I got a call on Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving that my boat was broken into along with several others. I had my friend up there check it out and secure the boat. He said it was trashed out and they got in through the port window. I told him I would be up there on the following Monday. When I arrived in Toledo on Monday I found out that the boat was entered once more on Thanksgiving.
They Trashed everything, cut the carpet, cut the winter cover, slashed the Zodiac to ribbons ( it sits up top on the aft deck), trashed all the window blinds, tore out my stereo system, took my DVD digital recorder, took a fine set of Chrystal glass, binoculars, hand held VHF and more minor items. Emptyed most cupboards, closets, cut 4 Isen glass back deck windows, all the booze gone, tracked mud all of the carpet and furniture.
I was up there one week, stayed in a motel at the tune of $400.00 Ran my but around getting estimates and repairs done, police report, etc.
For now the boat is secured and the outside items are repaired. This spring I need to get all the inside work done.
Our Marina is secured with cameras and a key card entry. So IMO is as safe as most marina's. They got into more than 30 boats and cut shrink wrap on about 50. Of course the marina owner is very upset as to all the damage and has been talking to all of up on a personal basis. The boats that were shrink wrapped have not been billed to the boat owners yet and now they have to be done again. Of course the marina does not carry insurance on our boats and it very expensive to do so. The marina owner is having all the boats re wrapped at his expense and had the people there even during the night working under portable lighting. For some of the larger boats as mine that didn't have shrink wrap an a lot of damage he it going to compensate us some how (to be determined). He is going to work with each boat owner for compensation. Some of the thoughts are free or discounted winter storage, discounted summer dock, deep fuel discounts, etc.
So far the damage and thief is around $7,000.00. I'm insured with Boat US and they had a field adjuster meet me at the boat with in 36 hours of my arrival. The clams adjuster at the main Boat US office is very helpful over the phone. I'm glad that I have my insurance with them and am confident that they will take care of me fairly on my losses after my deduction and depreciation.
So this really sucks! Now I can spend the rest of my winter wondering if it will happen again.
Edited by Ron Dudas on December 02 2006 at 10:56
"Teena Maria" 42' Uniflite DC/MY