Figured this thread would be more suited to here.
Our friends' boat was blown off it's mooring
by TC Oswald, and driven into a mangrove forest by 70kt winds and 20 foot seas.
co declared it a write off. Like me, he built his boat himself, around the same time I did. I couldn't stand to just let the boat be scrapped, and since the owner's health
isn't as good as it was when he built the boat, I offered to help with the rebuild
So, with the insurance
payout, he's bought the boat back, and hired me and another friend to rebuild
Some pics of the damage:
Amazingly, the rig tension was still pretty much normal! Amazing stuff Duflex.
The boat was towed to a local marina hardstand
, and with a few hundred hours work we've got it structurally complete again. It was relaunched, and motored downriver, and trailered out to a shed where we can complete the work. Getting the boat in a shed will help a lot, the weather
has slowed progress a fair bit.
There's still probably about 3 - 4 months work to be done, interior
rebuilding and refinishing, also an engine
install similar to my own, and a complete respray of the boat, but the owners are going "land cruising" for a while, and don't need the boat until around this time next year.
So we still get to do our winter cruise
north, then we'll come back and finish the boat next year[/QUOTE]