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post #57 of Old 03-16-2013
Sea Dawg
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Re: Lets choose SmackDaddy's new boat...

Sorry for your loss. More than anything a man and his boat are bonded, even more as it becomes what you dreamed of it. I had a 31' boat at a marina my second season and a hurricane came through in Norfolk. I put mine on a pair of hooks with a LOT of rode. The carnage at the dock was similar with boats having pounded the pier. In the height of incoming storm the dock crew was literally swimming lines around the ones they could save. The ones that took a beating were just too close to the dock. I notice the slips at your dock were short and narrow, so imagine you couldn't get the kind of spring line clearance you'd hope for. May Smacktanic II be more graceful, swifter and unsinkable. Good luck and your Sailnet team awaits your good turn of fortune!
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