Originally Posted by John A
I've ran aground a few times, drug into the surf line of a beach while I was ashore, had another boat drag mine into some rocks, had a micro-burst take my main sail off the mast
, had a water
spout come within 30 feet, and had a small frieghter deliberatly ram a hole in the side of my boat, and had the captain
of a 150 foot motor
yacht take my bowsprit
off while he was playing witn his plotter/gps/autopiolt at 10 knots.
Other than that, I enjoyed the whole cruising thing.
Stories like that freak me out. Had a friend tell me a guy crashed into the side of his Kettenburg on a jetski. Killed the jetskier instantly and left a huge hole in the side of the boat they patched up with caulking and plywood
until they could make a real repair. He was going to stay and argue with the jet skier's family
but a local cop told him to bail as the jet skier was some politician's kid. I'm really hoping for a boring cruising life.