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Old 02-10-2016, 14:15   #1
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I guess someone forgot to tell them...

...that sailboats had keels. Oops!

This is what was going on while I was getting my boat out the water today.
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Old 02-10-2016, 14:26   #2
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Re: I guess someone forgot to tell them...

Is that Dickinson bayou?


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Re: I guess someone forgot to tell them...

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Is that Dickinson bayou?


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Yes. I hate that bayou. I'll never boat in it again. It's entirely too shallow.
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Re: I guess someone forgot to tell them...

It may have HAD a keel, but not any more.... Talk about a guaranteed "OH, S##T" response.
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Re: I guess someone forgot to tell them...

I got there when they were jumping on the trailer hitch trying to get it to disconnect from the truck!!
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Re: I guess someone forgot to tell them...

By the looks of it, the keel isn't the only thing they forgot about.
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Re: I guess someone forgot to tell them...

Looks like they're just trying to salvage it with limited resources.
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Re: I guess someone forgot to tell them...

Actually, they knew exactly what they were doing.
1. reduced excess ballast in the keel
2. sanded the bottom prior to new bottom paint.
3. faired all underwater mushroom seacocks for better performance
4. streamlined the rudder
5. created a self-draining cockpit.

I think it was brilliant - all that restoration done before they even got the boat to the shop.
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Re: I guess someone forgot to tell them...

The boat even has two outboards mounted on brackets! Took a page from the Noardhavn book, they did. Larger, more powerful main engine, and a smaller one to get home with if the main failed! Genius.

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The boat even has two outboards mounted on brackets! Took a page from the Noardhavn book, they did. Larger, more powerful main engine, and a smaller one to get home with if the main failed! Genius.

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Well it DID have two outboards...

I pass by the boat ramp yesterday and its either been looted, or the owners stripped what they could and left the hull on the ramp - PARTIALLY BLOCKING IT - to rot there. The only thing left on the boat is the mast. The trailer is gone, and its sitting on its side now.
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