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post #21 of Old 12-27-2008
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Here's another lesson, from a friend's marina nearby in Gibsons Landing..

From the email:

His keel housing has two bolts go through it to hold up the keel while trailering, they were not in. The heavy snow load lowered the boat till these bolt holes were below the water line, didn't take long, as they said it sank 12" in 15 minutes.

This boat has been refloated already - VERY LUCKY others were around when this happened!!


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