From: "Michael Newbery"
Does anyone have a suitable rule of thumb to predict
the incidence of
cable seeking backhoes/trawlers per km?
I've tracked down one reference of 'one hit per
7 months per 1000km',
without any qualification as to location.
Easy, get an insurance company to do the research for you....
Tell them you have a cable from Auck to Wlg that will cost you $100,000
every time someone cuts through it.
Ask them for a quote to insure yourself against the loss.
When they come back with the quote, you can either work out the odds
yourself from the price, or complain about the price and ask them what
rediculous formula they used to work it out :)
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