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Old 16-01-2017, 13:27   #1
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Precautionary Tale

Many of our discussions are about or with people with little to no experience in boating that are caught up in the romance or looking for somewhere cheap to live. This poor boat is the consequence of a lack of knowledge and some poor decisions. Very sad.
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Any back story?
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A young guy, no boating experience that I know of and between jobs. Got the boat and put it out in the harbor to live aboard. The ground tackle was woefully inadequate and he would drag in a southerly wind. When he got some money together he decided to buy a genset so he would have light at night rather than a bigger anchor. The next gale was his last. He is OK, but this boat could have been saved the first day, (2 boats, underwater epoxy, ready to go). He was so dispirited by events he just walked away and did not give permission to save the boat.

Disclaimer: Some of this I know for fact, some of it is dock gossip. Either way not a good ending for either boat or boater. Just sad.
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A young guy, no boating experience that I know of and between jobs. Got the boat and put it out in the harbor to live aboard. The ground tackle was woefully inadequate and he would drag in a southerly wind. When he got some money together he decided to buy a genset so he would have light at night rather than a bigger anchor. The next gale was his last. He is OK, but this boat could have been saved the first day, (2 boats, underwater epoxy, ready to go). He was so dispirited by events he just walked away and did not give permission to save the boat.

Disclaimer: Some of this I know for fact, some of it is dock gossip. Either way not a good ending for either boat or boater. Just sad.


Looks to me like that boat was ready for the grave yard regardless of the breeze?
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Shame, looks like a classic. Or it was, at some point.
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Many of our discussions are about or with people with little to no experience in boating that are caught up in the romance or looking for somewhere cheap to live. This poor boat is the consequence of a lack of knowledge and some poor decisions. Very sad.
Oh please come on. Really?

I could fill this thread with pictures of boats experienced sailors have badly damaged or sunk out of bad judgement and stupid decisions.
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