This is pretty self explanatory. The owners of this LOVELY Hinckley, LARA, entrusted their clients to charter their boat. This is what the poor owner got out of it. I am sure this guy cares about his boat as she was in tip top shape and very well cared for.
The client perhaps did not understand Maine tides. That dock has about 10"-18" of water at low depending upon the tide and they "missed the window"...
As we approached the cove at Frenchboro, after a long hike, I thought it odd that a sail boat would be tied up to a "working dock" and especially one that nearly flats out at low, but then I noticed it was a Hinckley and guessed they had some "clout" on this remote island and were only there temporarily?
Then something funny happened. I noticed the lack of the fully furled head sail, the poorly flaked main and the errant fender up near the bow hitting nothing. I mentioned to my wife "I am going to guess that's a charter, & what a sweet boat to charter!"
A few hours later I looked up towards the head of the harbor and felt a pit:
I then went in for a closer look..
Please take a close look at the back stay. The darn thing is about 4-5 feet out of column and was slightly bending the mast. A lesser boat may have suffered a failure but this was a Hinckley..
The next time I saw her she was back on a mooring and luckily exhibited minimal to no damage.
It is sad that even an owner of a Hinckly can't qualify their own clients.
If anyone knows the owner of LARA please let them know about this as I would guess this is not what he signed up for when agreeing to charter their boat to these folks...