Date: 29 May 2018. Storm Update 29 May
2018 (and boat insurance fiasco)
First I am
pleased to announce my friend Ken has made magic. Comments again are
functioning. It means a lot to me when folks comment. Now, thanks to
Ken, it is again possible. Thank you Ken!
All is well
here in St. Petersburg, FL. The storm Alberto passed us by without
incident. Basically the winds blew and it rained. I am glad I did
laundry the day before though. Having everything clean always cheers
me. That I had almost two weeks of groceries in my lockers was a
good thing too. I am set! Except for that one thing...
thing would be boat insurance. In order to buy insurance for a boat
you must have a car driver's license. Honestly, you cannot make this
stuff up! And due to the fact that I've not been licensed for so
many years that means I get to start fresh.
Prior to getting a driver's license I am required to spend FOUR
HOURS learning that drugs and alcohol are bad. Really?!? I'd have
Never guessed that without reading about it for four flipping hours.
The actual time I spent on the 12-part course was 2.5 hours incidentally.
The rest of the time was spent waiting for the timer to allow me to
progress to the next section.
All this hassle so my Skipper and I will have
insurance on Seaweed...
On the bright side, next is to take a written test. Then a driving
test and finally I'll have a driver's license. With that I can
acquire insurance for Seaweed. All because apparently being licensed
to drive a car means you, or I, am allowed to buy insurance for a
record I have zero intention of driving a car ever again. I like
being a passenger. However in order to get boat insurance I've jumped through
most of the hoops required.
Note regarding photo of Skipper ↑ on the side deck. She is secured.
That life preserver won't come off her, and Skipper is tied to the
bulkhead. The line is such that my girl cannot go off the side deck
As for the side deck, I've got plans to add netting around the bow
of the boat. The net will start just aft of the pilothouse doorways
at the cabin and encircle the whole front of Seaweed.
In the meantime I wanted my friends to know that Seaweed and I are
Do you carry insurance on your boat?
And, what company provides said coverage?
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