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Old 02-13-2006, 09:16 AM
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Friend sent me these pics of a tow boat us rescue mission he caught this your on the river.
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Do I get salvage rights if I tow this boat or just a towing fee ?
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yeah...and tell em its $250 just to tie up the lines.....then its $500/hr for the tow!!! freakn pirates!!!

A buddy of mine ran out of gas once not more then 1/4 mile from the towboatUS station.....called them and they said $250 to bring out 5gallons of gas!!!!!
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I had a charge of $1800 for a 2 mile tow.
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OH MY GOD! Thats the (%!*@&*#^) that was gonna charge my buddy 1,000's to tow him back with a blown motor. He had tow boat card but not the better contract.

I think they are freakin crazy on the charges. They catch you when you need help and rape you.


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Tell me about it! I thought the guy was kiddin me when he told me the price. I hit a under water reef and tore off the lower unit. Since I was in area with rocks, the Tow boat guy couldn't motor right up to me and toss a line. So, he anchored his boat, then WALKED over to us. That right there made it go from a 'tow' charge to a 'salvage' charge. Then it was late evening, so now you have an evening charge. Also a night time charge for his time back to his station after towing us in. Then the $/ft charge. I'm just glad he didn't offer us a drink! Our 1st/only/last time on the great lakes, (Erie, Put-it-Bay) so never had a use for tow boat service.
On the positive side, If it would have been classified as just a tow bill, which in all reality is all it was, our Ins. only pays $100-$200 (?) for towing. But since it was classified as a 'Salvalge' operation, Ins paid 100%. So it turned out to our advantage he had to get his feet wet.
Lesson learned, for great lakes/oceans, get the tow service insurance. It's cheap.
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