Originally Posted by Jon Eisberg
The rest of the story?
What, you mean the part about the owner defecating in the back seat of a police car?
That was definitely a very good part of the story...but, alas, no. The bottom line is you're not being completely honest about this incident (and resulting damage) - and the photos show it.
First, as to the "40-mile-per-hour wind"...that might be true as for when the whole thing started
, but here is the photo of the actual rescue
There is enough wind to shred the genny - and that sea-state is pretty damn nasty. Does that look like F7 to you?
Now, notice the anchor line running off to port? Look at what happens as the boat turns in the pounding surf - from the photo you posted:
Anchor roller is still attached, but as sailorboy pointed out, the other anchor chain has already sawed the hull
apart in the surf and that other line to port is pulling the anchor roller off the boat.
Then you end up with this after many, many more hours beating in that surf - which was even worse that what was in that rescue
As you say, it was a very, very bad move by the skipper
. The boat had nothing to do with this damage.
If anchoring off an exposed beach in a hurricane is how you think sailboats should be used - and, therefore, designed and built to that spec...you have the wrong boat yourself.
The good thing is, I can definitely see how Keno's anchoring experience on a Hunter could happen in this scenario.
You "blue water
guys" - knock yourselves out. Just take video when you do it. I really want to watch.