Watercraft Experts At Their Finest
Here’s one example of how Safeco’s watercraft experts can make a difference.
Did you know that many inboard boat claims are due to rudder and propeller damage caused by hitting a submerged object such as a rock, reef or jetty? Well, our watercraft experts do.
They also know that, besides visual damage to the propeller and rudder, the propeller shaft can appear undamaged but be slightly bent or out of alignment. A propeller shaft that is slightly bent or out of alignment can cause severe damage and wear on strut and transmission bearings.
When a claim includes rudder and propeller damage, Safeco® Watercraft adjusters ask the repair shops to check for damage to the propeller shaft and stuffing box – a smart move that can prevent problems for your customers later on.
Now, test your knowledge – just for fun!
Can you identify the boat part shown below and what could go wrong if the part is damaged? Share your answers by posting a comment below.