View Full Version : TL7 Happy birthday!!!

05-28-2012, 11:59 PM
Happy Birthday! Hope you got some water time..

05-29-2012, 12:30 AM
Happy cake day kid. Hope it's a great one

Sent from my home phone..

05-31-2012, 10:07 AM
Happy Birthday Taft!

05-31-2012, 10:28 AM
Happy Birthday bud! Hope you have a great one!

05-31-2012, 08:16 PM
Happy birthday!

05-31-2012, 10:50 PM
Guys I just saw this thread - thanks for all the well wishes!

As for my birthday, I've definitely had better. While out with friends in a river we've been too many times to count, we found a log floating under the water while pulling a boarder at 22. Just got the approval from insurance today for $7518. Rudder, strut, shaft, and the fiberglass broke so bad they have to glass the bottom and then glass from inside as well.

As bad as it sounds, I didn't get too worked up. Nobody was hurt, and this is why I have insurance (thankfully great insurance. Took boat to dealer Tuesday and check was issued this morning). With a log floating below the surface, short of staying home there's just not anything you can do. This isn't our first go around with underwater damage, and Rinker's has the best service department I know of.

My biggest regret is violating my rule of no boating on holidays, even though we were literally the only boat on the water at the time. Stupid peer pressure!!!

Thanks again for the birthday wishes.

05-31-2012, 11:40 PM
Awww man! Hate to hear that but glad to hear there were no injuries. Going that fast sounds like someone was looking out for ya.

Did they give you an idea of how long the boat would be out of commission?

05-31-2012, 11:55 PM
They expect it to be ready before next weekend. I really hope that's accurate because we are leaving next Friday for a lakehouse in New Braunfels for the weekend with friends.

05-31-2012, 11:57 PM
Oh, man I'm with the Dawg on this one. Sucks, but sure glad everyone is OK.

Sure hope repairs go as expected.

06-01-2012, 08:37 AM
wow, horrible you got the damage but awesome everything is moving along so quickly to get it fixed. was this on the san bernard?

also, who insures you???? if they are really good i might want to make a swap!

06-01-2012, 11:16 AM
Nope, Colorado River.

Our insurance is with Ace. My premium is about $420/yr. This is my second claim with them, and both times I've had a check issued within 2 days.