I am renting my boat out through a service called BoatBound.co. They're like AirBnb or VRBO where they are a booking service that matches boat owners with renters. They take a booking fee and provide insurance. The insurance policy and rental policy seem to be written in BoatBound's favor, but a few things are not clear. I was concerned with 2 scenarios: 1.) If the bilge pump on the boat fails and then the renter fails to take reasonable efforts to prevent the boat from sinking who is responsible for the damage to the boat? For example, if the renter doesn't check the boat after multiple large rain storms and just assumes the auto pump will work. 2.) If the renter ignores an overheat warning/check engine light and that results in further damage to the engine who is responsible for the damage? Normally if an overheat alarm goes off the engine can be shut down, the problem fixed, and everything is fine. If it is ignored the engine can be completely destroyed. 3.) Can I write an addendum and have the renter sign that to specifically address these questions? 4.) If I had problems with a renter not paying to fix the boat which jurisdiction would I have to sue them in?
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