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post #51 of Old 07-18-2013
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Re: Interesting tale of a captain who abandoned vessel

Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post

And once a boat has gone aground, probably bent or sheared the rudder, ripped up the propshaft, maybe displaced the keel, the wrecking yard is very much the right place for it. Especially on a high-rent island in prime season.
I don't know, "displacing" the integral keel on a boat as stoutly built as a Pearson 365 isn't gonna be easy... If you were gonna choose a boat based solely on its ability to survive an encounter with a sand beach, the underbody of this boat, with the rudder attached to a substantial skeg, would be a pretty good choice...

The rudder still appears to be in decent shape, preparatory to the final tow off...

I'm a bit surprised none of the looters made off with that solar array, that would have been the first thing that might have caught my eye... (grin, bigtime)

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