|Posted: October 13 2010 at 23:32 | IP Logged
My Daytona sank in about 4 feet of fresh water today moored at the slip,, combination major rain storms lately and a faulty shifter bellow with a tear and the poor bilge pumps worked overtime and killed the batteries. the twin Merc's were submerged completely , about a foot and half water in the aft cabin and a foot of water up into the v berth on the cabin sole.
My insurance covers everything thankfully.. My question is , should I allow them to clean the interior as they want or insist that they strip it out ie: carpet, teak , leather on the walls where it contacted the water etc.. the engines were pickled right as it came out this morning and they are changing the starters, alternators gimball bearings etc.... But,, I worry about problems developing down the road with mold, rust in electric connctions, wood rot etc etc.. I would prefer they call it a loss and we change boats--- but then again I would in turn buy somebodys used and maybe neglected ride and mine wil have all new or refurbished mechanical components and probably run better than it ever did ????
Edited by FantasiaX on October 13 2010 at 23:34
1989 Thompson Daytona 310