Originally Posted by Trebek1
Exactly Boatman, give the poor man bad advice is usual.. (hehehe). When his boat sinks he can blame YOU! All kidding aside, my superior sailing skills (never used a motor
until i bought the aforementioned boat, did save her from smashing into the rocks, and wrecking in the harbor while screaming in under sail alone.
And did my bad decisions cause a tropical storm? Nope, I'm positive it was the name change.
Hahahaa..... Well I changed from Panasea to Moondance with my Hunter37.... 1st Departure NC.. had engine
failure due to dirty Beaufort fuel
clogging filters every 5 mins 3 miles off Lookout Point...
2nd Departure... picked up sunken mooring
in Tayors Creek when leaving anchorage... bent prop shaft and had to sail back up the ICW
to Oriental for haulout and new shaft..
3rd Departure.. got hit by 3 gales in 3 days, the final one throwing up seas that punched out Fwd bulkhead and broke new autohelm
4th Departure... repaired autohelm
failed again so had to solo wheel
steer the remaining 1000 miles to Azores
... Beaufort fuel
clogged filters again.
I refuse to believe it was down to a name change... as 5 previous name changes were totally uneventful... In fact all were great sailboats...
Total boats owned to date 14...