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US27inKS 06-05-2012 06:15 PM

So Memorial weekend this happens......
 
Outside
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...6-05125401.jpg

Inside
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...5-27092755.jpg

I asked a friend to drive while I tended to a sail while sailing out of the harbor. She was doing a great job, so I didn't jump back behind the wheel. I thought we should tack once to clear the breakwater. Another friend on the bow said we would make it. We didn't.

In the end it was my fault for not taking control of the boat in close quarters, and for not tacking when I knew we should. Looks like I have a little fiberglass and paint work in my future.

T37Chef 06-05-2012 06:26 PM

ouch!

erps 06-05-2012 06:27 PM

Re: So Memorial weekend this happens......
 
or cut it out bigger and put a window in?

Faster 06-05-2012 06:46 PM

Re: So Memorial weekend this happens......
 
Ouch indeed... what kind of breakwater? Kinda feel sorry for your friend too, she must feel awful..

CalebD 06-05-2012 06:59 PM

Re: So Memorial weekend this happens......
 
Bummer indeed. At least it is repairable - with considerable effort.

jackdale 06-05-2012 07:09 PM

Re: So Memorial weekend this happens......
 
A good auto body guy like yourself should be able to buff that right out. :(

That is more that just a "little" fiberglass and paint. Not the thing to happen at the beginning of the season.

Matching the hull color will not be easy.

smurphny 06-05-2012 07:17 PM

Re: So Memorial weekend this happens......
 
About 40 years ago my little brother did about the same thing to the side of my nice '62 Chevy convertible when I was teaching him to drive. The moral of the story being......

Cruisingdad 06-05-2012 07:22 PM

Re: So Memorial weekend this happens......
 
Ouch. That stinks. At least no one was hurt.

Brian

chef2sail 06-05-2012 07:26 PM

Re: So Memorial weekend this happens......
 
Double ouch

SloopJonB 06-05-2012 07:33 PM

Re: So Memorial weekend this happens......
 
Just tell anybody who asks that it was a powerboater who rammed you:D.


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