Man, I'm just starting new threads all over the place this week but weird things just keep happening here at Hartge's in wonderful downtown Galesville, MD.
Foolish thing number one:
Last week, a couple of guys purchased a sailboat which had been on the hard for several years. They showed up with a trailer for a power boat. Of course, the sailboat wouldn't fit, so they CUT THE KEEL OFF WITH A CHAIN SAW! Lead and all.
It still wouldn't fit, so they cut even more. They threw the pieces to the keel into the truck and hauled the sailboat away. I don't know, but I would bet that putting that keel back together and onto the boat would cost considerably more than a custom made trailer.
Foolish thing number two.
After the Hobie Cat race last Tuesday, they hauled out one of the racers out onto a trailer, and proceeded to take it home. Trouble was, they forgot to take down the mast, and knocked down power lines and phone lines.
Unfortunately, I was not witness to either of the witless events so have to rely on the stories I heard. And I have no PIX.
I'll bet you folks on sailnet can top these stories. So lets hear them.