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Old 06-05-2006, 11:36 AM
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Whos Better For Long Island Seatow Or Boat Us
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Old 06-05-2006, 11:59 AM
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For the money.......both!!!
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Boat US. Seatow left me in the keys for hours b/c the guy was fishing. Finally I called the corp seatow office and they sent boatus. Guess who i've been with since.
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What company is the best to use for inland lakes and rivers?
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As I recall, SeaTow is a contributor/supporter of Save The Manatee's. That was it for me
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Boat US. Seatow left me in the keys for hours b/c the guy was fishing. Finally I called the corp seatow office and they sent boatus. Guess who i've been with since.
Same experience with Boat US so...... I was sinking at the Cape Cod Race a few years back and I saw the Baot US guy at the inlet about a half hour before. Since that jack azz did not respond they send a jet, helicopter, and two ribs from the coasties. When I finally got in touch with Boat US headquarters they would not do anything for me at all. I was PISSED!!! The Coasties were pissed also but not at me. They said that I did everything that I could.

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There isn't a single encompassing answer to this, as I've found out that the representation by either company is highly dependant on the location. Just keep a good eye on which boats you see most next time your out to sort of guage which might be a better choice.

In my area, Boat-US has more boats and more stations close to where I boat.

Also, each local tow operation is independantly owned and operated, so the behavior and manner of each tow captain may not necessarily accurately reflect upon either organization as a whole.

On a final note, I've been a Boat-US member for many years now and enjoy their publications and appreciate the work that they do for the boating community - the organization as a whole does a tremendous amount for boaters, both locally and nationally via their government affairs and has been for over 40 years. That's where I like to give my support.
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:52 PM
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Whos Better For Long Island Seatow Or Boat Us
check there area coverage the is way more seatow then boat us.i think boat us has only 4 boats on the island
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I boat on table rock lake MO. For seatow to help you there it is $130. Ironically it is also $130 for a year membership. I have never had a problem just flagging somebody over for a tow....did it last Saturday. From what I understand, our seatow guy makes most of his money salvaging sunken boats. I think he get 10% of the salvage value.
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