I was on board Liberty, kneeling on the foredeck working, when it hit. A few minutes earlier I was working on a project
down below that involved drilling through the sole (with tape-marked drill bits). When the deck
started shaking and the masts began pumping a little, and creaking, and a flock of birds flew away near the boat, my first thought was "those birds couldn't shake the mast
that way even if they all launched from the spreaders", and an instant later "OH NO, YOU DRILLED THROUGH THE BOAT AND ITS SINKING!". There was turbulence in the water
by the hull
, and I jumped to the dock
, which was shaking around, and I thought "dang, when my boat sinks at the dock
does it cause this much commotion?". Then I thought, "I was using a 1/16" bit, there's no way we're sinking" (as my wife and kids
will tell you, however, every unexpected noise
on Liberty leads me to wonder if we're sinking). Finally, as the shaking of the dock and boat stopped, I thought, "maybe it was an earthquake."
Anyway, a lot more shaking both on board and dockside than I would have expected. No damage to anything except my nerves (while I determined we were not sinking).