jrm--thankyou for confirming there was a storm. seems to be an unpopular thought in these parts
SIDWE FROM Bd boats, many GOOD boats LSO BREAK FREE-AT NO FAULT OF OWNER. ask perry if his lafitte 44 is a decent boat. we had one of those break free due to cleat failure port and stbd both at same storm.
mariner 40 in perfect shape-- broke free due to mooring
co line breaking--SNAPPED --is nylon double braid. there were around 30 failures of this line this storm. in sta barbara ther are folks in fools anchrage WHO ACTUALLY ENJOY IT AND HAVE DECENT BOATS.
there were same phenomena in sd in th free anchorage., wow. folks who prefer to anchor despite having money!!!!! OMG!!!!!! granted there qwerent many. but ther ewere physicians and lpawywers out there. not the teak
wannabes-- oh yes they were all over that place-- but there are honest and good folks who were ,and still are , badgered and blackballed from marinas
because of having lived in sd' anchorage 8.
i amnot saying all folks in anchorages
are good or bad. that is stereotyping and does not work .
we have ferocious storms here. ALWAYS HAVE. that isnt gonna stop. boats wil brak loose --doesnt matter if they are good or bad boats-- they break loose equallyand just the same. sdmc, our mooring
co is using double braid nylon for mooring lines. these are snapping, allowing many to breakaway in storms. this is no fault of the boat owner. we had a lafitte 44, bob perry design, lose both bow cleats
and fly across this bay into barrio logan. oh yes--i received 5 phone
calls from uscg-- they could not find the boat that flew across the Bay. nor could they find the mariner. they could not find the lafitte this morning , either--i was called 2 times today for it....funny--i gave exact locale.
we had a mariner 40--beautiful boat--before the breakaway-- shoot past one b oat(my ericson) ram another boat-an ericson
30 , take that boats anchor and fly into the mud flats next o some nasty rocks. that was no fault of the owner--his doubled lines snapped in th e storm--h euses one inch line.; double braid nylon, provided by mooring company. lol both broke--SNAPPED and boat flew in 40+kt winds. so donot believe only derelict boats breakaway.
the lafitte is owned by a couple--he is an architect and she is a uscg licensed captain
running charters on sd bay. i think these folks who live on board in a mooring--OMG-- would not appreciate being considered derelicts.