I left my boat
at a dock
to go away from a April to now.
An incredible chain of events
did their best to sink her (she’s unsinkable unless broken up, even then, it would all still float flat on the water
in bits. Ha ha.)
So here’s how quickly things can go south. Incidentally, I think I understand where that expression came from. LOL
1) temporary support column for Aft roof lets go in violent thunderstorm wind
and falls over.
2) Sagging aft roof puts tension on forward roof popping 2 windows out.
3). More awesome Florida
brings hundreds of gallons of rain in through the missing windows
4) No problem. That’s what bilge
pumps are for, right? Sure. Until a damn rodent moves in and chews through your solar
5) Bilge pump
runs and runs but eventually stops when batteries
are completely drained out and destroyed because they are no longer being charged by the solar
fills up with hundreds of gallons of water
Thankfully, this is a bare fiberglass hull
inside still and there was nothing to wreck with the water. However, it’s amazing how many things can go wrong in a row to conspire to sink a boat
. If I had a different design that paid less attention to unsinkability, I’m sure my boat would be lost
Sharing this to remind everyone to keep an eye on your boat and your neighbor’s boat when unattended.