Re insurance: I pay $138 per year through the "good hands" people,
Allstate New Jersey Insur Co. This is for a 1987 boat in what was
rated as excellent condition, located on an inland lake in New Jersey.
Coverage includes the boat, motor, trailer, medical, emergency
service ($100 cap) and $300,000 liability. Allstate accepted the
NADA Marine ratings for boat and equipment values. There is a
$250 deductible on the boat and equipment.
Hope this helps
01 Aug 2000
In response to your question about sailing with a dog. We spent many
a night with our german shep/aussie shep mix aboard our Rhodes. He
was not wild about the heeling but he would plant himself in the
stern under the tiller and the cushion gave him enough traction to
keep from sliding back and forth. We were able to get close enough
to shore for a shallow wade to the boat and as the dog never got
comfortable wwith going from the boat to the water, I would lift
him off the side of the boat and carry hime ashore. Also saved the
wet dog smell. That was in WV where the lakes are rather small and
the wind puffy... not a sailor's paradise but the love of sailing
kept us on the water. We are now in costal N Carolina and the boat
is again perfect for weekend cruising and I even sail to work on
occasion. The Rhodes has proved to be the perfect boat for us
although more extensive cruising plans and two young boys are
pushing us to start looking for a larger boat. Good luck in your
searching and feel free to write if you have any more questions.
Insurance runs around $190 for us. BoatUS does an agreed hull value
which saves arguing about the worth of the boat and depreciation
issues. You tell them how much you want it insured for and they give
you the price. I covered the cost of the loan.
s/v Flying Circus
02 Aug 2000
We sail often with our Cairn Terrier (about 18 lbs fully grown) which
is a totally different situation from your dog. She has her own PFD
and loves the boat. Her favorite pastime is walking in a loop
around the seats in the cockpit visiting everyone. The only problem
is that she is just tall enough to hit the tiller as she walks under
it. I always think the rudder has hit something!
Although the Rhodes is technically beachable, I've not been
comfortable the few times we've done it. It is not flat bottome like
most center boarders. Depending on the steepness of the bottom, when
the bow is beached, the boat will be rocking on the keel. I usually
anchor close enough to shore to float the boat and wade in or use a
Insurance runs me about $250 for the year on the east coast for a
1990 hull. Aside from liabilility, the value of the hull will be
set by the company unless you have the boat appraised.
01 Aug 2000