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post #20 of Old 07-25-2012
Brent Swain
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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"
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