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Topic Review (Newest First)
05-09-2007 09:58 AM
canadianseamonkey At least you have some nice shots of the CN Tower for our foreign friends.

Enjoy the season!
05-09-2007 09:35 AM
Valiente Actually, when it fell and pitched to port, that happened quickly. Then we just spent three hours wondering if it would continue to fall. As you can see, it didn't look promising. Amazingly, I don't think it even shifted on its pads in the cradle, because we never saw the unpainted areas under the pads even after the cradle dug in. When we launched the boat, however, one pad floated free from its base: all four screws holding it down had been sheared off.
05-09-2007 02:52 AM
sailaway21 Val,
Thank goodness it turned out well. I can only imagine your state of mind. Everything around you appears to be happening in slo-motion and your mind is working in nano-seconds!
05-08-2007 10:51 PM
Giulietta
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomaz_423
I must have forgotten Giu - is she ferro cement ?
Tomaz.....Do you want an embarrasing photoshop???? Do you????
05-08-2007 09:20 PM
Valiente That was probably the union rep.
05-08-2007 06:50 PM
Cruisingdad Who was that just standing there in front of the pic when she came off? I would have been yelling, "Get over there and hold her up! What? She WONT fall on you if you push hard enough!!"
05-08-2007 06:39 PM
tomaz_423
Quote:
Originally Posted by Giulietta
My boat is not plastic.....its not a sharp edge rust pot, but defenately not plastic... .
I must have forgotten Giu - is she ferro cement ?
05-08-2007 04:20 PM
Giulietta
Quote:
Originally Posted by Valiente
I will now never regret giving up a knot or two to a plastic fantastic boat.
Watch it....watch it.....I resent that remark.....photoshop is not dead.......




My boat is not plastic.....its not a sharp edge rust pot, but defenately not plastic... .
05-08-2007 04:17 PM
RickBowman
How could have this incident been avoided?

What were the the top ten mistakes made during this launching?

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05-08-2007 11:54 AM
Valiente
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Originally Posted by Giulietta
Valiente...did you become a prayer???

You should thank whoever designed your boat for making it with flat surfaces underneath, and that nice big heavy keel. My boat would have crashed, for sure. Nice recovery.
I will now never regret giving up a knot or two to a plastic fantastic boat. This proves at least that we have the right boat for land-based operations....
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