SailNet Community banner

81 - 100 of 133 Posts

·
One of None
Joined
·
8,045 Posts
Paul, sad for the boat but yes but, who gets the bills? Is what I wonder. At least 3 were responsible.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,607 Posts
I wonder if the title ever changed hands? The old owner could be on the hook for some of this.

Crashed into the state attorney's dock! This will not help the cruising boats fight against anchoring bans.
 

·
Tartan 27' owner
Joined
·
5,242 Posts
And yet somehow we all seem to be drawn towards these old fashioned train wrecks. This one had "Bad Idea" written all over it from the get go.
Add in that it is in the state of Florida so stuff like this happens every day, almost.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
416 Posts
So.... she's now stuck in the middle of the channel? And so now, the municipal and state powers and federal powers that be are fighting to see who has jurisdiction to force somebody to pay for this mess?

Is this the circumstance now? Just trying to make sense of it.

Stupid sailor follies are so much fun. And they wouldn't be this much fun if all of us hadn't done many things out on the water which also resulted in difficult and even bad things happening.

After all, the water doesn't like us. it doesn't care for us land animals, and it does everything it can to screw around with us.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,404 Posts
And yet somehow we all seem to be drawn towards these old fashioned train wrecks.
Ain't that the truth? It's like a wreck on the side of the highway, and everybody has to slow WAAAAY down, so that they can take a good, long gawk at it!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
416 Posts
Ain't that the truth? It's like a wreck on the side of the highway, and everybody has to slow WAAAAY down, so that they can take a good, long gawk at it!
Yeah...even some guy changing a tire will slow the traffic line to a halt and turn a regular day to bumper to bumper traffic.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,404 Posts
Okay, one of my pet peeves...

Everywhere you go, of course, people will slow down to look at an accident on the side of the road. Florida, however, is the only place I have ever lived where an accident on the SOUTHBOUND side of the highway will result in a longer backup on the NORTHBOUND side than it does on the SOUTHBOUND side. Yes, that's right, people slow down SO MUCH, just to gawk at the accident--remember, they're on the other side of a divided highway, so absolutely no real reason to slow down--that I have seen 5+ miles of backups for an accident on the OTHER side of the highway, when the backup on the side where the accident was only stretched a couple of miles!

Honest to God, no exaggeration, I have seen a person come to a full stop, blocking an interstate highway lane for several seconds, just so they could take a good, long gawk at an accident on the other side of the median. The stupidity of it just boggles the mind.
 

·
Northwest Sailor
Joined
·
8 Posts
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
 

·
Junior Member
Joined
·
3,506 Posts
^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...
 

·
S/V Rocinante-Pearson 33
Joined
·
33 Posts
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.
 

·
Junior Member
Joined
·
3,506 Posts
^ A big day for internet advice on sailnet...Just can't cure stupid can we?
 

·
Northwest Sailor
Joined
·
8 Posts
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
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,193 Posts
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'

christ
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).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,193 Posts
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?
 
81 - 100 of 133 Posts
Top