Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
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Re: Please Help Me.
One day, many years ago ( 17) I left my boat on a mooring in the Key's and went home to New Engaland to visit my mother for Thanksgiving. I got a call from a friend that my boat had sunk! I made some call's, borrowed a grand from my folk's and the boat was raised and sitting in the boat yard when I got back. A mysterious toilet syphon was the suspect. A month later I sailed around to another anchorage, and left the boat on the hook and surprised my mother for Christmas, I got a call from the same friend that my boat had sunk again!!!! I could'nt borrow another grand, I was broke and homeless. There was a little wooded island near where it sunk, I built a tee pee out of my sails and lived there for a month looking out at my mast sticking up out of the water untill I could get it together to raise the boat. I scrubbed it out and sailed down to mexico that spring, when I got back I sold the boat, dirt traveled for a while on the money, only to realize I missed my boat. I bought it back. I've sunk my boat twice and sold it once, lost rudders, etc. but I still have it and our bond is stronger than ever. My point is don't give up, you'll appreciate the boat that much more and you'll have a better center board than the one it came with. That boat is priceless at this point in your relationship.
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"
Last edited by Capt.aaron; 11-07-2012 at 05:30 PM.