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beneteau best boat ever built.

So confession time.
Last Sun I took my wife to see the Thimble Islands near Branford CT. The Thimbles are said to look like a little piece of Maine dropped in the middle of CT.
They are really pretty but lots of rock.

I was not driving and not paying attention as I should have and bam we hit a rock at at speed (4.5 to 5) under power only.
Needless to say I was frantic.
The boat seemed to stop dead, slide up then slip back down.
I backed up and motored away.
It did not seem to be taking on any water and I thought about it a while and decided on a quick haul for piece of mind, my wife's piece of mind primarily.

Today three days later they hauled the boat and pressure washed it, the yard guys and I could find no real evidence of any hit at all. No scrapes no open seams no cracks, no leaks.

Many years ago I was on a Catalina 27 when the owner hit a rock and it cracked the back of the boat at the aft part of the keel. He needed to get it repaired with insurance.

So that's why I can never say anything bad about the Beneteau . Not a bendy toy but a boat you can hit the rocks with at speed and not even scratch the bottom paint.

Experience an skill are fiction the only reality is luck and stupidly.
At least in my case.
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Re: beneteau best boat ever built.

Good to know. Mine's only got a few hundred nautical miles on it, so no misshaps. Yet.

Ours is a new design. Hull 16. I've been quite pleased how few issues we've experienced, post commissioning and how well it performs as a coastal cruiser.

They do seem to have their act together, based on my experience, so far.
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Re: beneteau best boat ever built.

Iron hulls do tend to smash rocks into sand

Yard maintenance is a PITA though...I think I'd prefer lead still.

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Re: beneteau best boat ever built.

I delivered a little Benny 27 First, to Columbia. The engine crapped out in Jamacia. I had a sched. to keep so I sailed out of Eryl Flynn Marina Port Antonio in light light winds. 200 miles south I had 20 footers stacked and 25 knot winds steady. That little boat took all comers and sailed like a champ. On easter morning I sailed through the wall in to Cartegenia in light light winds right up to Club Nautico. I am sold hook line and sinker.
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Re: beneteau best boat ever built.

LOL! Don't get too cocky and think your Bene is indestructable! I think you got very lucky. You don't want to be doing that again!
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Pic of the boat? What Bene do you have?

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Re: beneteau best boat ever built.

Glad you got lucky. Lesson learned.

The Thimbles are a great spot, but I always get nervous going in even in clear weather. And I never consider a stop in poor visibility.
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Re: beneteau best boat ever built.

Hey,

Good story.

I've been to the Thimbles twice, once with my family (I was was driving) and once with a bunch of guys. With the guys, we went round and round and they wanted to get into all sorts of places. I had copied the big chart of the area (8.5" X 11") and glued it to a piece of cardboard so it was easy to see and accessible all the time. After and hour of motoring around there my heart couldn't take any more stress so we left.

Great place to see but very nerve wracking.

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LOL! Don't get too cocky and think your Bene is indestructable! I think you got very lucky. You don't want to be doing that again!
That is for sure.
Stupidly, luck and money. If you have the first you better have the second or you're going to need the third.
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Re: beneteau best boat ever built.

...... Wow..... And you even got a jab in at Catalina's ......

This forum is nothing if not predictable..... (roll eyes)
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