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Hinckleys blown ashore

The boys on the dock at Great Harbor Marina called me here in the VI yesterday. Nothing funny about the noises I heard in the background. One very expensive Hinckley blew over to the Coast Guard dock and holed. The other three were yanked off and refloated. It SNOWED in Northern Maine. Reminds me of my father and his lobsterman buddy out in 6'' seas and 40kn in my dinghy, at night, in Eggemoggin Reach because they thought my mooring was dragging. Both of them over 70 years old. What a circus. I rerigged the Bristol and will have my friends in SW Harbor truck the boat to Miami so I can goof off in the Bahamas for a month in November delivering her down here - unless it sells beforehand. After September, time is not a huge object. I debated the Nov. run to Bermuda and south, and decided I''ll probably never get another chance to leisurely cruise the Thorny Path AND fully re-equip the boat. The difference is self-steering gear purchase vs. trucking. I want my ******* boat.
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