"We would not have accepted the risk if we knew about the alterations," said
The boat sank off of
Over three days of testimony in
Pellerin also said that they would have expected Carman to notify them he had removed the boat's trim tabs, part of a bulkhead and replaced a bilge pump before departing fishing trip on the evening of
The trim tabs are a key part of the case because Carman removed them and left holes that insurers say he didn't properly fill. Trim tabs assist in stability and control of the boat.
Pellerin spent most of his time on the stand going over the insurance policy that Carman got and changes that were made to it.
About a month later Carman asked to increase the insurance to
Two months after the Chicken Pox sank, Carman e-mailed the insurance company asking for a policy handbook as well as possible payment options for a claim.
Earlier this week witnesses for the insurance companies blamed the sinking of the boat on Carman's decision to remove the boat's trim tabs and his improper installaton of a new bilge pump.
Carman has acknowledged drilling holes dangerously close to the water line to remove the trim tabs and filling them with an epoxy. He also has said he replaced a bilge pump before that trip. Carman also didn't activate the emergency beacon on his boat.
Carman's three aunts have accused
In June, a probate judge in
Chakalos was found in his
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