I don't want to make light of this guys bad luck, but he sure could have used some good advise on anchoring
his 1971 Irwin
. Here is a
of the unfortunate results. He beached his boat on the 15th of October. He is still working on digging it out trying to re-float his sailing vessel.
Here is more of the details of the incident. The owner bought the boat for $12,000 from a guy in Fort Myers
. He has never owned a boat before, and has never even been on a sailboat before he bought his Irwin
. He was attempting to motor
sail it from Fort Myers
to his home town of Holiday, FL a distance of about 200 miles, with one overnight stop in the Venice inlet. He ran out of fuel
just south of the Venice Beach pier. He had radio
so he anchored and swam to shore and called his wife for a ride home. Later that night the coast guard called him and told him his boat was beached on Casperson Beach in Venice. He came back the next day and called Sea-Tow and they told him they would charge him $10,000 to remove the boat from the beach. The owner said that much money
is more than he could afford. So he started digging with the help of some nice people and they are still digging 10 days later.
So I am glad that I have all of you to seek advise from before I put the "Yo-Ho" in the water