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    What does it cost to bring up a sunken watercraft?

    Just got off the phone with the insurance company. We're covered for $500 for a water recovery, is that enough? No idea what something like that would cost. Would they even bother trying to bring it back out if you sunk it?


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    Cant just leave crap laying at the bottom of the lake. Pollution, water hazard, etc.

    Plus sometimes, insurance comapnies get this crazy notion it can be repaired :/

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    What kind of ski is it? It might be worth getting. How deep is it? Again might not be worth getting. I sunk a truck one time in a lake the was in about 100 feet of water and a regular tow company was able to get it.

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    most don't just sink to the bottom, must be really be fucked up to completely sink...... what kind of ski is it, someone with a boat could pull it up to somewhere closer to shore depending on the type of lake ????

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    3K for a tow from Fishers Island NY to Old Saybrook CT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerdart View Post
    3K for a tow from Fishers Island NY to Old Saybrook CT.

    Holy crap!

    This is all just hypothetical btw, just wondering for insurance coverages.

    Are you required to bring it back up? Wonder how all this would work. I can see filing a claim and the insurance company wanting to inspect the craft.

    Them: Where's the craft now?

    Me: At the bottom of the lake.

    Them: Ok, have it brought up so we can inspect it.

    Me: It's at the bottom of the lake, it's $3,000 to have it brought up and I only have $500 in coverage. The crafts only worth $3,500.

    Them: Silence

    Me: So It'll cost me $2,500 to get $3,500 back from you?

    Them: Yes, sorry, if you don't have it recovered we can't pay you. You should of had more coverage.

    Me:

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    As far as I know skis don't sink even if they are full of water at least the newer ones.

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    they don't?

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    for example: Boat insurance companies provide coverage for 840,000.00 for acceptable/up to recovery fee`s. This extreme coverage is exactly for gas/oil/economic disaster situations.
    The EPA will not be happy about any craft sunk, if the authorities, insurance company, coast guard were called, expect some kind of follow up that you will be responsible for...
    The average tow for a short distance by boat exceeds 650 easily...
    It pay`s to be insured and have enough coverage.


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    A. The BoatUS 24-Hour Emergency Dispatch Hotline will give you immediate assistance in making the necessary arrangements to protect your property, such as dispatching salvage operators or sending out pollution control professionals. When there has been significant damage or injury, local surveyors and investigators will be assigned. In catastrophe situations (hurricanes, major flood, etc.) the BoatUS “CAT" Team is flown into the area to expedite salvage and claims processing.

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    Put an ad on Craigslist or call a few dive shops. See if someone can help you. Getting it to the surface would be the easy part. Locating it is going to be the hard part.

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