SailNet Community - View Single Post - Knock Downs
Thread: Knock Downs
View Single Post
Old 04-20-2012
oldsalty oldsalty is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 7
Thanks: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
oldsalty is on a distinguished road
Re: Knock Downs

Many decades ago on my 1st boat--a 17' daysailer--I and 3 passengers encountered 20' breaking waves a the harbor entrance. I made it through the 1st but was "dead in the water" when the 2nd hit. We did a 360 the hard way which broke both the mast & boom--we were all thrown overboard. The harbor patrol took a heavy hit while trying to help us (the Sargent broke ribs as he was knocked to the bulkhead) The boat was totaled. The dredging of the harbor entrance started the next day.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook