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^After you watch the paint dry, watch the grass grow and collect your pension check while arguing about the rights of boats to anchor, what else might there be to do in Florida? I gues you could tune in to fox news for your daily dose of soft porn...


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I would say your friend has a dream to fix her up. if he has the time a Money it would be a nice boat to Cruise on The beam is a bit small for such a Large boat But after reading all the post most of you were quite rude. All he was asking is what if could this be done. My thought's are with a Mast that is 70 feet high and is in Danger of hitting some on the way out Why not Just Remove the Mast tie it on the side and Hire a Tow boat to transport it to it's new place of moorage to me it look like it was not taken care of at all. But it would be very possible to get it down there it seams to float. Yes in seeing the pic's it looks like it drifted into shallow water on ran aground and the tide came in and before it righted took on water. But YES I do feel that in Capable hands this boat would make it but I would not try to sail her at all. YES TOWING it with the Mast removed would work I would make sure it would steer of Coarse but with a Good tow boat and a strong Cable or an 1 to 2 inch tow rope It would be possible to make the trip. This Guy has a Dream Everything it Possible if It is thought out Correctly and Planned perfectly Don't Bash the Guy for having a Dream if fixed this Boat would be a Very Nice Ocean Cruiser it has done it before as long as the hull is intact things can be fixed it might take him 20 years but if he has a Good spot on the hard with no fees there are Plenty of Old boats in worse shape that he could gather parts from. If I had the time and the funds to take on a Project of that Caliber and Especially a Place to store it with no cost it could be Done and Restored to a fully capable sailing vessel once again I actually Applaud this Gentleman whom was only asking if it could be sailed down Of Coarse it couldn't be But not one of you even Suggested that with the Mast removed it would make it I'm Sure with no Problems I don't know what the Water is like there but I would defiantly Check it Draft and find a Time and a Tide that would take it to a Coarse that would allow a Successful Tow If You Do take on this ADVENTURE Please be careful and Just Tow it where it need to GO and Please Do Remove the Mast so it doesn't hit anything and Most of all Plan Everything very Carefully and you should have a Successful Trip I wish you the Best of Luck and would Love to here more about what You decided to do. But Go For it! and Do It SAFELY
uhh...you might want to re-read the thread a little closer. The friend did "go for it" and "it" failed spectacularly.The boat did not take on water from a rising tide...it is impaled on a boat lift (belonging to Floirda state attorney no less). So in hindsight, I'd say it looks like everyone here who said run away turned out to be spot on in their advice.
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^ A big day for internet advice on sailnet...Just can't cure stupid can we?
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uhh...you might want to re-read the thread a little closer. The friend did "go for it" and "it" failed spectacularly.The boat did not take on water from a rising tide...it is impaled on a boat lift (belonging to Floirda state attorney no less). So in hindsight, I'd say it looks like everyone here who said run away turned out to be spot on in their advice.
I guess I didn't read it carefully And thought the pics were a while ago I am sorry for my Ignorance but I thought if he was to remove the mast he would make it Sorry for any Ignorance on my Part It was early when reading I had to have missed the most important part of the Story MY Bad and I'm Sorry if I offended any one
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This is all great, but what's happening with the boat?
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This is all great, but what's happening with the boat?
Didn't it sink? And aren't the USCG, the Mayors office, the EPA, the FBI, and the Veteran's Administration fighting about whose fault it is and what to do about it?
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I can't believe that someone would chuck off a tow line to a boat and let it drift because 'he had a fight with his wife'

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I can't believe that someone would chuck off a tow line to a boat and let it drift because 'he had a fight with his wife'
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I can't believe that someone would chuck off a tow line to a boat and let it drift because 'he had a fight with his wife'

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No kidding. I hope that it wasn't someone he considered a friend.

Any fight I have with my wife can usually wait long enough that I think that I could get the other boat to a safe anchorage. (Unless she's leaving me and taking my car and my dog).
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Hey, did anybody hear about that guy who got a 65 foot junk sailboat with a dead motor who talked a friend into helping him tow it down the Florida ICW then didn't anchor it properly and had it drift into the dock of the Florida State Attorney poking a hole in the hull and taking on water lodging it in place?
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