Thanks fellas. It's been quite a shock for sure.
We only had liability on her. I thought the same as you Minne on the potential partial liability for the marina. We'll see where things turn out with the insurance. In the end - at least no one was hurt. And with that much carnage to the docks and that many boats - I don't feel like there was anything more I could have done. It was what it was.
Also, I'd been losing interest in the lake sailing anyway (especially with the shrinking lake) and had been thinking of moving on to an ocean boat to keep on the coast. So, that opportunity is now here. And I'm excited about it.
We'll continue to sail "Fiasco" on the lake - and will still have plenty of sailing fun.
So, it's all good. It's just that, after 5 years of sailing her, I found out I had much more of a tie to that crappy old boat than I thought. She was pretty damn cool.
(PS - I'm going to mount the cleat
on a plaque with an inscription extolling the many adventures of the S/V Smacktanic
. I'll post photos when it's done.)