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So Memorial weekend this happens......

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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.


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

or cut it out bigger and put a window in?

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

Ouch indeed... what kind of breakwater? Kinda feel sorry for your friend too, she must feel awful..

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

Bummer indeed. At least it is repairable - with considerable effort.

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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.

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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......

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
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Ouch. That stinks. At least no one was hurt.

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Double ouch


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

Just tell anybody who asks that it was a powerboater who rammed you.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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