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Old 31-07-2012, 17:18   #451
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Re: Cruisers yacht stuck on Gulfport beach in 4 feet of sand

"Promise" is off the beach! Everyone worked hard, and I didn't hear any reports of injuries. A local brought volunteers a huge spread of food. What an awesome thing it was to see and be involved with so many people working together. I'm looking forward to the videos and photos to come...
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INcredible! As a pessimist, I'm absolutely delighted to be wrong and to hear there was a happy ending here. Waiting with bated breath for the details.
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Re: Cruisers yacht stuck on Gulfport beach in 4 feet of sand

now maybe he will clean his boat up,,, wonder if he said thank you to everybody
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now maybe he will clean his boat up,,, wonder if he said thank you to everybody
Doubt either will happen but at least now if he ends up on the beach again noone will feel guilty or rush to joust this windmill again.

I sincerely hope he sees what was done for him, but i wont hold my breath for change. Change comes from within, not from the outside.

You all did the right thing and i am proud to be a distant part of a community that cares and more importantly acts to help others.

If i cross any of your paths i will offer my best alcohol, coldest beers or tastiest food to all of you who were on that beach.

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"Promise" is off the beach! Everyone worked hard, and I didn't hear any reports of injuries. A local brought volunteers a huge spread of food. What an awesome thing it was to see and be involved with so many people working together. I'm looking forward to the videos and photos to come...
AWESOME!! A shining example of grass root success once again, when government falls short.

You guys and gals should be proud. I'll say this once again:

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GOOD WORK!!!!!!
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"Promise" is off the beach! Everyone worked hard, and I didn't hear any reports of injuries. A local brought volunteers a huge spread of food. What an awesome thing it was to see and be involved with so many people working together. I'm looking forward to the videos and photos to come...
Bravo!

Congrats and respect to all participants. This too is what sailing is about: helping each other and having fun so doing.

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" Actually, it is registered. A quick search reveals that Jay (real name John) is the owner. Vessel Documentation Query "

The vessel is documented, not registered. Registered means that he is legally in the state of Florida and is paying taxes, which he is not.

Federal documentation does not relieve the owner from registering with the state.

The taxes on any boat registered in the State of Florida, if the boat is 30 years old or older, is exactly $6.25.

Really.
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now maybe he will clean his boat up,,, wonder if he said thank you to everybody
According to one of the news stories, he "thanked everybody" from his hospital bed. I don't doubt that he's appreciative, even if he never really shows it. Now, lets just hope he shows it by at least cleaning up a bit and keeping the boat 'anchor worthy'.
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According to one of the news stories, he "thanked everybody" from his hospital bed. I don't doubt that he's appreciative, even if he never really shows it. Now, lets just hope he shows it by at least cleaning up a bit and keeping the boat 'anchor worthy'.
I'm down for a 20 with even odds that nothing changes.
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Re: Cruisers yacht stuck on Gulfport beach in 4 feet of sand

Hi everyone, and thanks to all who have patted our backs. I will try to explain what happened over that past few days as best as I can. This was truly one of the best sailing experiences I have had and I wasn't even sailing.

I talked with Knothead several times on the phone over the weekend and it was obvious that he needed some help as soon as possible, so I volunteered to drive up on Monday. He offered me a place on his couch, so I loaded up and showed up Monday around low tide.

After seeing the boat in person, and the tasks at hand, I could see we had our jobs cut out for us. We found a storage unit for Jay's stuff that was donated, and a local paid for a couple of days of U-haul truck rental. The rest of the evening was taken up by removing as much stuff as we could while still leaving the cockroaches behind. This boat was not a healthy boat. We set 5 bug bombs off and left it for the night to return on Tuesday to hopefully remove the rest of Jays stuff.

On Tuesday morning we floated a dingy out and removed the rest of Jays stuff, while Knothead and his partner stegthened the mast and rigging. We made many, many trips. We had local volunteers who also helped. We filled a large U-haul truck with nasty junk. Very little, IMHO was worth anything. Knothead, described it to many people as the show "Horders: Burried Alive" on steroids. There was still some stuff on the boat, but anything that weighed more than a few pounds was removed. Tuesday at low tide we had about 6 or so volunteers with shovels, and using a gas powered pump we removed as much sand as we could and the boat stared to lean. We also tied Knotheads sail boat to the mast with a line and started pulling. The boat was leaning about 15-20 degrees.

Today, we got an early start. Knothead slept on his boat last night, and we had 6 or so sailboats anchored about 75 yards off in the bay. We then ran as many lines to the anchored sailboats and started pulling with winchs while waiting for high tide. The boat started leaning more and more as more lines and tension were applied. We also tied an old dingy to the masthead filled with water. We also had 20 or 30 people show up willing to push, which is what you saw on the vidieo. Without all the volunteers who pushed and the sailboats with winches pulling, this would never have happened. It was a collective effort and all who helped should be thanked.

So after much effort and cheers the boat broke free. Once the boat was in about 5 ft of water we were able to pull it off the sandy bottem with a power boat.

I would like to personally thank Steve (Knothead) and his wife and all the unnamed volenteers of Gulfport. They were a true delight and new lifelong friends. Also, if you ever need ANY rigging work on your boat, or even advice please call Steve or SSMR for all your rigging needs. He will do a great job at a very reasonable price. (Sorry Steve I just had to put that in there.)

I also would like to say that during this whole process, I was extremely doubtfull that we would be successful, but Knotheads faith never wavered. The boat does have a 6.5 ft to 7ft draft and once was a blue water boat. It is very heavy.

After pulling the boat out, we then had 2 50lb anchors and 100 ft of chain with 1 inch rode that we anchored to boat with. It should hold it for a while......?

Thanks agin Knothead (Steve)
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good for you guys......you are helping to restore my faith in humanity.
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Goodonya Rocket (et. al.).
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Way to go...I'm proud of you all.
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