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Had a phone call today from the marina.

The new boat, White Knight, moored in the basin waiting for an engine service had been hit.

A boat owner collecting his boat after some work got caught out by the wind and bashed into the outboard.

The yard had the boat straight out on to stands to check it over. Fortunately the only damage is to the outboard case and the owner has accepted responsibility and will pass it to his insurance company.

The cost of a new casing  is a staggering £850 +


These things happen, the yard were outstanding and the owner very apologetic when I spoke to him this evening.

 The annoying thing is having spent 6 weeks hobbling around to do work on it, I only had it out on the water for an hour as the engine was in need of a service.

At least it isn't summer.



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5 hours ago, Smoggy said:

How can you do that much damage to an outboard without hurting grp?

It was a side swipe to the top / rear casing of the outboard by the bow of the rapidly swinging offending vessel. I managed to fend him off from subsequently hitting the edge of the pontoon, which probably would have punctured the port side bow...

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17 hours ago, Smoggy said:

So it is just the top cover at £850+!!!! That is just stupid money.

Apparently so, the main body cover is £625, then add top cover, insulation blanket and clips. Add to that lift out and labour.

The lesson is never hit an outboard if you aren't insured and if you are hit don’t assume it is cheap to replace and do a deal.

And always be grateful that a fellow forum member was around to witness it.

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