One of None
Paul, sad for the boat but yes but, who gets the bills? Is what I wonder. At least 3 were responsible.
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.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!
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 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
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 oneuhh...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.
No kidding. I hope that it wasn't someone he considered a friend.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'