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Old 11-18-2012
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Clip, bang, what a hang.
Saw pics of this somewhere else. Unless there have been 2 sailboat's deposited onto I89 recently.
At least no one was hurt and you sound as though you still have a sense of humor Barrie.
Dang!
Yeah, it was on the evening news on several networks. Lot's of boating jokes going round...

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The salvage value was given as $400. Its in bad shape though, the mast is bent, 4 stanchions are ripped out and there are 3 big scratches in the hill that have penetrated the fiber.
Ok, stanchions are easy, glass/epoxy work is easy and a mast can be had for a 28' footer fairly easy (and even made of spruce while you locate an aluminum stick over time and at your leisure) ...

Maybe you can keep her and fix her? Keel ok? Shaft and rudder ok?
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take the cash.
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take the cash.
Is the $400 what they are giving the OP? Or is that the salvage value after payout (and if so, how much is the insurance payout)?
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$400 is buy back price... OP should get rest of insurance payout...
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Bummer. I saw that on the news (fellow Vermonter here). Importantly, glad you were okay because that could've been much worse.
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We are headed that way (VT) next year, also on a trailer. Hope we have better luck.
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Ouch. That must hurt. Glad no one got hurt
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We are headed that way (VT) next year, also on a trailer. Hope we have better luck.
Apparently its on a hill that has a wind issue, a boat wrecked there last year. Its the Richmond exit on I89 a few before Burlington.

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Maybe you can keep her and fix her? Keel ok? Shaft and rudder ok?
The keel was OK, the rudder was bent 60 degrees. Its beyond my skills to fix, I'll take the insurance and let someone else get the salvage
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Apparently its on a hill that has a wind issue, a boat wrecked there last year. Its the Richmond exit on I89 a few before Burlington.


I know the exact spot and when I used to work that area recall an 18 wheeler or two blown off similarly... I93N in NH has a similar spot just above Ashland..
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