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post #27 of Old 08-29-2011
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Notice how the production boat was holding up pretty well to Cat 1 winds...before they beached it? Impressive.
Uhh, look closer...


...whose anchor chain had ripped a squiggly gash through the fiberglass hull like a piece of string through wet paper.

Beached sailor races against time - The Washington Post
As you can see, the chain sliced right through the STEM of that boat, which in theory should be one of the most robustly constructed portions of the hull above the waterline...

Wow... That sucker should come standard from the factory with a Chinese Rocna, to ensure the anchor breaks before the boat... (grin)

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