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That sucks man. Happy to take you out any time on Travis if you get the itch.
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Smack, that is horrible. Very sorry to hear that.

Almost afraid to ask. Insurance??

Marina may bear some liability for that missing bumper. Even if you have insurance, yours will probably attempt to subrogate against theirs.

The fetch had to be the real killer. We've had 55 kt winds in the marina as hurricanes brushed by each of the past two years, with zero damage. No fetch. Everyone did, of course, double up on lines and fenders.

Sad day in Smackville.
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Wow! Smack my sincerest condolences. That is horrible news. Hopefully insurance steps up and you will get back out on the water soon. If you are ever on the east coast stop by my way and you'll always have a boat to sail on.
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Sorry for your loss, Smack... at least it was not your fault and you could not have done anything to prevent it...
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That sucks . . . but . . .lots of options out there with the economy and recent storms . . . you'll be back in the saddle in no time . . .
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I'm stunned. I have no words right now except I'm sorry. Your loss is real, boats are people too.

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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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.)
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

First, very sorry for your loss. I holed my boat racing once and it tore me up. It was the one thing on the boat that was in good condition.

Second, I can't believe anyone would have a dock in 100' of water. 25' seems completely unreal. Most places on the bay are lucky to get 7'. If a boat sinks at a slip on the Ches bay, it's usually only a foot lower than when it's floating.

Third, now is a good time to upgrade to the Columbia 32 offshore boat.
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS. Oh so sorry to get that news Smackdaddy . Chance of salvage do you know a diver or local dive club ? Best of Luck Saddened for you hope you get back on the OGGIN soon . As Always GO SAFE
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Thanks flood. 100' is a pretty deep, cold dive with low visibility in this lake. I don't see salvage happening. Although I did have a bottle of rum in the ice box. So I might get motivated.

And zz, you're right about the depth. It's crazy. Down around Houston and Corpus you're only looking at 6-8 feet in the slip. Having several boats completely disappear under the slips was a little mind-blowing.
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