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Old 31-12-2011, 15:50   #46
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What does "taken" mean?

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Definition of TAKEN

past participle of take
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It's an odd way to say the boat sold. I think he means it sank. I wish he'd come back and tell us something........
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Grace is taken.

Well...I think since he gave it away rather than received money for it, someone took (taken) it rather than bought (sold) it .
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Altogether a sad, scarey and depressing thread. Especially after following the OP's blog. Dashed hopes and dreams. I truely hope that someone took this project on to breath new life into this girl.
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I just saw this thread....In 2002, having decided to get a cruising boat, Jon and I looked for months for a 40'Mariner Ketch. We saw several in various conditions of disrepair or untenable modifications and continued to be frustrated in our efforts to find the right Mariner 40. We ultimately bought another s/v but we never got over wanting a Mariner 40 or even a 35. Jon worked for Clair Oberley as a rigger around the time "Grace" was produced. The Far East Mariners were made in Japan and shipped over for rigging in Southern California. Jon most likely did the original rigging on "Grace". Altho we could not find one at the right price in 2002, we often regret not just buying one of the wooden Mariners we had located even though she had sister ribs and a dubious diesel.... recently,we found ourselves in the market for another s/v, and acquired an Alberg 35 which we dearly love....but had we seen this thread back in late 2011...( thinking with our hearts rather than our heads)....we probably would have been sorely tempted to go and rescue "Grace"...I hope sincerely "taken" doesn't mean "sunken"....but if so... may she rest as gracefully as she sailed in her glory days.
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A very elegant reply. Lots of happy cruising to you on the other side of the globe.

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Great News.....checked out Ben's Blog..."Going Afloat" "Grace " has a new owner...Maybe I am the last to know...but hey that's okay..al'ls well that ends well.....))))
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Just a final update on the whole Grace saga.
We passed grace along to someone who didn't really do anything for her, they then passed her on to a Diver/Shipwright team who tried to save her but where unable to. she went quietly to the bottom where a couple of divers told me that she settled into the sand right on her lines and was slowly "sailing" out to sea down the shelf.

It was a rather sad end, but it was much more dignified than being sent to the county crusher.
We are taking a break from the sea, while we regroup financially, but will be back at some point (hopefully soon).
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I really hope that you come back to boating soon. I have followed the sad history and just having rebuild my steel NEALA (she is no longer Miss Scrapheap), I have a very good feeling having Neala since she fits me so comfortable. Meanwhile I have brought 3 carloads of stuff on board I still have plenty of room for another 2-3 cars.
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I was sorry to hear how this actually turned out..w/the exception that it appears that "Grace" is now in another dimension and a transit that was kindly in her passing. Thank you Ben for sharing what is clearly painful to you.
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Just a final update on the whole Grace saga.
We passed grace along to someone who didn't really do anything for her, they then passed her on to a Diver/Shipwright team who tried to save her but where unable to. she went quietly to the bottom where a couple of divers told me that she settled into the sand right on her lines and was slowly "sailing" out to sea down the shelf.

It was a rather sad end, but it was much more dignified than being sent to the county crusher.
We are taking a break from the sea, while we regroup financially, but will be back at some point (hopefully soon).
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Any idea where she's resting? If the depth is okay that would be a hell of a dive.
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Any idea where she's resting? If the depth is okay that would be a hell of a dive.
Last it heard, she was about 1/4 mi outside Avalon harbor, heading south about 50yrd off the rocks. She is the second boat on the bottom as you go south.
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Last it heard, she was about 1/4 mi outside Avalon harbor, heading south about 50yrd off the rocks. She is the second boat on the bottom as you go south.
Thanks man, might try to check that out if the depth is okay. If you get any coordinates or specifics let me know. I can take some photos. Would be trippy.
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Thanks man, might try to check that out if the depth is okay. If you get any coordinates or specifics let me know. I can take some photos. Would be trippy.
The guys at the harbor patrol would most likely know, every one there knew about Grace. I haven't been over there since we gave her away.
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