Nice looking boat. I had seen a couple of guys on it on a regular basis. Always hard at work. They installed a new roller furler
last week. I caught the owner taking a break last Friday. Introduced myself and invited him to a little shindig we were having on the T-head.
He declined, saying they were headed out with the tide after midnight for his first trip offshore
. They missed the planned departure and cast off about 9 Saturday morning.
An hour after dark Sunday night I saw the boat approaching his slip and walked over to catch a line. Although I could not see a lot of obvious damage, they had lost
He said they had never made it offshore
nor even used the sails
. A chain plate
ripped out of the deck
and Katy bar the door.
It must have been a tough 2 days.
Looking for another pretty place to work on the boat.