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post #24 of Old 07-14-2008
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Originally Posted by linnetwoods View Post

We have a long, heavy bowsprit and, as his boat approached, my partner called out (this was mid-afternoon) and the guy came up above decks, started his motor and tried to motor his 42' Halberg-Rassy over our 12mm chain... you could hear the sawing on the keel and he wouldn't listen when my husband suggested he go astern. The bowsprit was rearing up and crashing down as the waves rolled in and, gradually, as his whole boat passed under it, his stanchions crumpled, his boat was destroyed and, as a grand finale, his radar dome smashed into a grillion pieces... His dinghy got caught up and had to be cut away (but a kind neighbour grabbed it and later tied it onto the back of our boat) and things were about as bad as they could get for this idiot (not a mark on us)...
I just LOVE that big old spruce and bronze sprit up front. Jousting anyone?
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