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PaulinVictoria 08-10-2012 01:29 PM

Forget about shipping containers, watch out for rocks!
 
Wouldn't want to run into this beastie

casey1999 08-10-2012 01:50 PM

Re: Forget about shipping containers, watch out for rocks!
 
Might be a cheap way to sand you hull down before you haul-out to bottom paint. Just sail into the pumice for a while.

carl762 08-10-2012 02:36 PM

Re: Forget about shipping containers, watch out for rocks!
 
Ouch.

Recently I was kayaking on river area I plan to sail someday and saw this huge rock projecting up to 3-in below the boat. Definitely going to stay clear of that area with sailboat. Would wreck your day.

travlineasy 08-10-2012 03:51 PM

Re: Forget about shipping containers, watch out for rocks!
 
I seriously doubt that running your boat through a raft of pumice would do anything more than dull the gelcoat finish. It's extremely lightweight, not much heavier than a similar size piece of Styrofoam, but it is high abrasive.

Cheers,

Gary :cool:

steveg353 08-10-2012 05:42 PM

Re: Forget about shipping containers, watch out for rocks!
 
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The yacht 'Maiken' was traveling in the south Pacific when the crew came across a weird sight.

smurphny 08-10-2012 05:49 PM

Re: Forget about shipping containers, watch out for rocks!
 
Wow. That'd raise the dickens with your impellers and heat exchanger!


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