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Old 06-06-2007, 07:10   #1
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Unhappy Shipwrecked - Amakava

A beaching and subsequent total distruction of the sailing vessel Amakava.

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She was broken apart by tropical storm Andrea on May 8, 2007
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:28   #2
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Rick you're a real buzzkill here man

On a boat death & destruction theme lately?
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:03   #3
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Rick you're a real buzzkill here man

On a boat death & destruction theme lately?
I'm lamenting the death of that battery charger you sold me!

Well working for the Coast Guard that's pretty much all we see come through our e-mail lately. T'is the season ya know! I'll try to lighten up ok?
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Old 06-06-2007, 16:37   #4
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Should have been a steel boat . It probably would have survived.
Leaky traditional hatches let sand in ,which acts as a heavy battering ram on the interior.Proper aluminium hatches, which can be made completely watertight, make a huge difference in this type of situation.
It looked like it could have been towed off in the first couple of days.
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Old 06-06-2007, 18:38   #5
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Should have been a steel boat . It probably would have survived.
Leaky traditional hatches let sand in ,which acts as a heavy battering ram on the interior.Proper aluminium hatches, which can be made completely watertight, make a huge difference in this type of situation.
It looked like it could have been towed off in the first couple of days.
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Old 06-06-2007, 19:43   #6
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The boat was owned by a guy who knew nothing about boats , he bought it only a few months before as a life long dream, He had a blood disease and was told by the Dr.s that he had a short time to live so he spent every thing he had and started sailing the week before.This was in my home town so I heard about it daily. (Jupiter, Florida)
He did not have the money to get it pulled off the beach and there was some qustion weather the boat might tear apart even if he was able to get a tug on it.
He parted the boat out after he could not get it off the beach
It was a sad scene but not much anyone could do
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Is your dink steel as well?
No! I think it's a blow-up.
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Old 06-06-2007, 22:22   #8
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Sad situation. Nothing worse than slowly watching your dream die a violent death.
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Yea I actually worked for sea tow palm beach at the time of the incident. Guy had no insurance and didn't want to pay to have it yanked off the beach, he wanted someone to pull it and keep the boat, which is a PITA for the salvage co, so that's what became of it.... i guess
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