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Old 08-05-2007
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Powerboats can be useful

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Originally Posted by SEMIJim View Post
  • Powerboats do have their uses. (See above.)
This is a lesson we learned just yesterday. We were out on our local sailing club's Hobie Wave, sailed out to ballast bay (about an hour away from the beach we launch from), tied up on a mooring just off the reef, and promptly capsized. This was not a big deal, until another gust of wind put the mast all the way into the water and she turned turtle. The two of us were unable to make any way on righting her at that point - partially I think do to the large rock the mast was catching on. Fortunately one of the local fishing boats was nearby - and came over to laugh at us when we waved them down. They were kind enough to stop laughing long enough to give a tug on the halyard and pull the mast out of the water, at which point we were able to get her rightside up again. At least they were friendly for a bunch of powerboaters .
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