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Old 05-28-2004, 10:00 AM
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I've had sea tow for several years. Never used it but it's great peace of mind.
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:32 AM
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BOAT US !! I had to get towed from Bayside to Matheson Hammock a few weeks ago. The bill would have been 452.00 but I had Boat US. Not sure if Sea Tow has changed the way that it does business but Boat US insures the person, not the vessel. I think Sea Tow insures the vessel. Cool thing is that if you ride on someone else's boat, that boat is covered as well. Pretty cool and the prices are pretty much the same. I have had Boat US for 3 years and have been towed at least 3 times. It's worth it...

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Old 05-28-2004, 10:43 AM
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I've got Boat-U.S. and I wouldn't leave the dock without it! 99.00 a year for unlimited coverage is the best peace of mind you can find.

The one time I did use it with my old boat after a vapor lock incident and I couldn't restart, the tow bill was 900.00....My cost, 99.00!

It's worth every penny.
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:44 AM
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Sea Tow is great- if you get the Skipper upgrade on your membership ($119.00 + 21.00 upgrade = $140.00 per year) you are covered on any boat, whether its yours or not. Gary has it and it is great. Sea Tow has a location just about everywhere- even international waters
 
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:58 AM
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you are covered on any boat, whether its yours or not
FYI, Boat-U.S. includes this in the basic service.

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Old 05-28-2004, 11:14 AM
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I have Sea Tow - used it once. Cheap insurance and peace of mind. If you are a member they have to come out and get you... day or night.... unless you are in dangerous conditions... then they will contact the CG. You also get priority in response. All I worry about now is if I break down or have a problem do I have enough refreshments.

Here on Lake Champlain the CG, State Police and town harbor police do not tow people for breakdowns... they call Sea Tow to respond.
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Old 05-28-2004, 11:23 AM
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I would go with whichever is closest
For me it is Sea Tow and the trailer insurance @ $10 is a no brainer in my book.
If I had both near me I would go Boat US
A few years ago I did a little research and found that Sea Tow was a supporter and contributor to Save The Mantatee's Not sure if this is still the case or not.
Id be interested to know Boat US does it like AAA. Insuring the person not the vessel. I never heard that but that would be a great benefit if true.
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Old 05-28-2004, 11:30 AM
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What is Boat USA's charge for basic membership
 
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Old 05-28-2004, 11:42 AM
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14.95 for basic. But that only includes 50.00 of towing.
99.00 + 14.95 gives you unlimited towing and another 10 gives you trailer coverage.

Good deal....
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Does anyone know if there is a set rate per mile of towing? How do they come up with their cost? With the basic boat-us membership ($15) you get $50 in free towing but it sounds like that won't get you very far. Like baja Daze said for $99 you can get unlimited towing.
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