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One more good reason to have a steel boat
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Re: More Tsunami Debris

I have mentioned this elsewhere.

On the Maui to Vancouver trip my crew saw a piece of dock 1'X1'X15'. Other boats saw two overturned hulls; one 20-30 feet, another 50 feet.

In my three passages I have never seen some much junk.
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Re: More Tsunami Debris

This stuff scares the hell out of me, next summer I will be sailing from Washington south. When I purchased my boat I purchased the strongest fiberglass hull I could find but I wonder what bumping that thing head on at 6 knots would do to any fiberglass boat. All blue water boats are designed to withstand the occasional encounter with a reef but a floating dock? A good friend of mine just did the Pac Cup and they saw all sorts of stuff including a 30' overturned sport fisher and a giant propane tank, about 20' long. Their greatest find was a Wilson volleyball, WILLSONNNN
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Here is a thought for the single handed sailor.

Could one legally tie up to such a floating dock in the middle of the pacific and sleep for the night? If you do and say get run down by a freighter, who is a fault?
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I was thinking the same thing, you could actually take it with you and get a good nights sleep every night.
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is it that bad on the vancouver island /vancouver bay -waters?

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lazy sea- ...when that nasty green troll knocks on yr sholder...

forgot where the quote originates / some single hander across southern atl route
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I was thinking the same thing, you could actually take it with you and get a good nights sleep every night.
...just don't shoot the albatros while taking it...
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..'d you know who wrote?
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There would be a certain amount of notoriety being the first captain to lose his sailboat in a mid pacific collision with a garden shed...
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