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post #23 of Old 06-25-2017
FreeAgent
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Re: Quality boats 28-32' from 70's or 80's

Register1 - Just a note about buying an outboard powered boat.

Today, forecast for our part of Lake Ontario was for 15knot winds diminishing to 10knots. When we went out it was at about 20 and later we saw gusts in mid 30s!

While out, we saw an outboard powered sailboat, approx 26ft get driven onto a rocky treelined shore. It appeared that their motor was ineffective in getting them away from the shore. We could see it bobbing up and down.

Maybe OK in quiet waters, but outboards don't work well just when you need item in waves and wind.

PS: We did call CG and we were advised that they did come. Crew apparently safe, but boat probably not. There were multiple distress calls on VHF today!
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