SailNet Community - View Single Post - Have you ever hit a shipping container?
View Single Post
post #20 of Old 07-25-2012
Brent Swain
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 2,640
Thanks: 20
Thanked 40 Times in 38 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Have you ever hit a shipping container?

I remember sailing north of Hawaii , on a bright moonlit night , sleeping in my bunk, when I slammed into something hard and metalic. It launched me right out of my bunk. When I looked back, I could see a large, dark shape, silhouetted in the moonlight. As I was in a steel boat at the time, I had no worries about any damage. Later , I found a small dent , a few feet ahead of amidships.

Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
Brent Swain is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome