By now I'm sure most everyone is aware of the predicament of the SV Promise.
She's hard aground on the beach in Gulfport, FL.
There is an effort underway to refloat her.
This thread is for the purpose of facilitating the coordination of the project.
Please, if you can help, in any way, be it man power, boat power the loan of ground tackle and line, the loan of pumps, or even the donation of some Gatorade to keep everyone hydrated. It would be very appreciated.
Many of the members here have already started to help. Smackdaddy is producing a flyer which a local printing company is willing to print for free. There are members driving up from Naples to lend a hand. Some have posted to Facebook and Craigslist to get the word out.
My heart is warmed by the outpouring of caring.
The target date for the attempt is Wed. Aug. 1st. High tide is just after noon. The boat must be emptied and laid on her side well before noon. There must be many, many lines tied either to anchors or better yet anchored boats with winches. There must be many, many people on hand ready to push, pull and create wakes and do whatever is necessary. All before the magic moment of 12:11 pm.
The city manager has indicated that a pump truck could be made available to blow the sand away from the fin keel and skeg rudder.
With the help of the community this will work.
Can I count on your support? Even if it's only in the form of good wishes and positive thoughts. It will be welcome.
Thank you all,