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I remember that story...the boat didn't roll, but was knocked down, and the rig was damaged, torn away by the stored anchor of the ship that ran them down. The hull was split near the bow and needed to be reglassed. Two women stayed aboard, and the guy dove off IIRC. Also, the freighter turned towards them and ran them down...whether it was intentional or just stupidity... can't be said, but the company that owned the ship paid for the repairs IIRc.
Only, a multihull is far more likely to get pushed away by the bow wave, since it has far less inertia than a similar sized monohull. It wouldn't be rocked as severely by the bow wave as a monohull would be. And finally, I don't see any damage to the boat, as the stanchions and lifelines don't appear to be damaged at all...and if they had been hit by a large ship, I'd expect there to be some damage to the stanchions and lifelines.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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