Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Anacortes PNW
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My wooden boat definately had a soul of it's own. No matter how hard I tried (in my ignorance) to sink her, she kept floating. Once 2 of my bilge pumps were down, I cracked a plank, then left the boat on a mooring.
I came back to floating floorboards and the 3rd bilge pump was keeping her floating. Later I decided to inspect the 3rd bilge pump and see if it needed maintenance. The butt crimps (previous owner) fell apart in my hands when I barely touched them....
She didn't want to sink.... But she was built in Scotland in 1959 and was a lifeboat on a freighter until 1980. Probably had seen hundreds of ocean crossings, so she was quite a bit more experienced than I was.
I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
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