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|11-24-2008 09:21 PM|
|sailingdog||Of course, a good anchor might have prevented them from ending up on the beach in the first place.|
|11-24-2008 09:09 PM|
I just don't comprehend. For a few thousand dollars I believe thsi boat could have been salvaged. (damage unkown). some cheap rails could have been made out of 2x12's and a crane could have picked her up and placed her anywhere. Either insurance covered the loss, or they are stupid, or they are stupid. Oh, or they are stupid.
I have experienced the dangers of a lee shore, this is horrible.
|11-24-2008 07:51 PM|
Originally Posted by AllThumbs View Post
|11-24-2008 07:48 PM|
Originally Posted by 2J1 View Post
|11-24-2008 07:43 PM|
I do believe that this boat was torn apart by a storm and the debris floated away. I don't think it was buried whole in the sand.
|11-24-2008 07:28 PM|
Wow. I understand the foot thing - I just had no idea an entire boat could go down. That's really amazing.
So what do you think about the "raft jack" idea. Would it work?
|11-24-2008 07:14 PM|
|CharlieCobra||Smack, ya ever stand barefoot in the surf? Ya notice how the wave action moves sand from under your foot and buries it? Same thing with boats. There's one on Sable Is. that was buried like that. A couple off the Baja coast as well.|
|11-24-2008 07:07 PM|
What differates us all from them is the willingness to try to free the beached boat. My belief she was damaged severely before she came ashore. Note broken main mast. Some of us who cherish and love our boats will go to the end of the world to prevent, free her unfortuneately these people did not. Yes a Shame. But very true the shore and water is peppered with wrecks.
|11-24-2008 07:05 PM|
|Joesaila||How did this begin? It seems like so much time went by before it was destroyed. I can understand a boat being thrown against a shoal or ledge during a storm but this was painfully slow. Was the port side stove in, was the ocean too rough for a tow...|
|11-24-2008 05:21 PM|
Originally Posted by Bene505 View Post
Volunteers -- anyone want to take a crack at freeing a beached sailboat? We ought to get a rescue team lined up, people who could take a day off work and drive a few hundred miles on a moments notice. We could share the effort and investment, and we could share the reward. And since this is the U.S. of Litigation, no suing each other, or don't bother to sign-up.
Let me know if you are interested, via PM.
We could get the sandbags ready and make a list of rental locations for gas-powered pumps. Maybe we could save a good boat or two.
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