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A Chap Sig 260 based at a marina near me hit something pretty good this summer.  

They wouldnt say what they hit, damage to the front and one side.  I got to see the hull construction details!  Amazed it didnt sink.   Damage above waterline.

A good challenge for the flex tape guy.

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Having no experience with insurance claims on boats, is it safe to say that Sig would be a total loss?

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11 hours ago, TNBrett said:

Having no experience with insurance claims on boats, is it safe to say that Sig would be a total loss?

Looks to be an older boat, that kind of damage, that would be my assumption.

 

From the looks of it they hit something sticking out of the water.

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At the mouth of the Niagara River at Lake Erie, there are a series of buoy cans marking the channel towards the Peace Bridge. They are not lit but have reflective material. Even with a search lite blazing away at night, they are extremely hard to find. Its so bad, I finally put a "way point" on my GPS. 

One night while "returning to base," I couldn't find it even with the GPS. The next day, I went out looking for it and it was clear that somebody not only hit it, but had torn it in half. Sometime later, I "stumbled"  on the other half which was in front of the water intake about a 1/2 mile up river. I notified the CG which informed the Canadian CG and it was eventually replaced. I think newer cans are out there with more reflective material which helps.

I would have liked to see the boat that hit it.

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