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Old 23-03-2007, 17:48   #16
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Old 06-09-2007, 01:54   #17
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just seen for sale cheiftan 38 apparently needs alot of work but sounds from the ad that it is repairable ?
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It has gone from the Hardstand at Mana. Where did you see it advertised?
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:47   #19
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was on trade me though an insurance company
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:03   #20
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The August 2007 issue of Passagemaker has an article of an almost new Nordhavn 47 that was dropped about 2 ft. The aft strap broke while it was in the hoist having it's bottom cleaned. The boat was a write off. Punched a fair portion of the aft bottom out.

The author says that dropping boats is more common than people realize. There was a quote, something like "small boats are dropped though carelessness, large boats are dropped because of equipment failure". The article has ideas for contracts if you are going to have your boat lifted and/or stored.

They also mentioned an incident where a boat fell over starting a chain reaction. One of the boats had just been refit and was likely a write off. .
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:27   #21
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"small boats are dropped though carelessness, large boats are dropped because of equipment failure".
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I guess the moral of the story is to own a middlesized lightweight boat!


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Old 24-11-2007, 18:10   #22
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pirate O.K., this is where you want a catamaran-

Or maybe a catamaran. I am building one that has keels and skegs, both of which are reinforced by attaching to the hulls where they are supported by bulkheads, frames, etc. inside the boat. The bottoms of the keels and skegs are parallel to the waterline. Just try tipping this one over!
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Old 24-11-2007, 18:19   #23
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It was sailed down to Christchurch the other day. I heard it sold for under 20K. Would have been a dicey trip as it looked like it needed $1000s spent on it to make it safe. The insurer must have written it off.
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They also mentioned an incident where a boat fell over starting a chain reaction. One of the boats had just been refit and was likely a write off. .
A number of years ago I was visiting
Chaguaramas Bay in Trinidad where many boats go to be hauled out for hurricane season. They were all lined up in a row on wooden supports.

Since Trinidad is in an Earthquake zone, it doesn't take too much imagination to foresee a possible domino effect there...
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