Well today was interesting. After work
i went down to the marina where i have my boat
and conditions were perfect. My turnbuckle on the starbord side came apart while i was on a tack. I only noticed because ive heard the cracking of the fiber glass on my boats roof. As i launge to grab on the shroud
, both my sails
up im pretty much dangling from the side of the boat
. Luckily i reached for the lines and dropped my sails
In the process of rigging
something up for my buckle i tore almost all muscles in my arm as i was holding the shroud
wrapped around it to keep it from copletely tearing the mast
off my boat.
Excuse my terrible language, i have had a few drinks after this experience
My port side turnbuckle is completely warped, i managed to use some line to one handedly tie a knot
to the shroud and keep it tied to one of the cleats
on my boat.
The amazing thing of this whole experience is that somebody stopped to lend me a hand, this is after almost an hour of struggling. Funny
thing is the bay i sail in is extremely busy and there was no lack of sailboats passing by.
I can pretty much say ive had my car break down on me several times, people gladly stopped and offered help. My motorcycle broke down also, bikers are by far the most eager to help imho. When it comes to sailfolk around these neck of the woods, god help you if you need a hand here. After several boats passing by ... cant imagine a guy dangling franticly off a shroud wouldnt be a sign of something being wrong
Had a guy pass me and tell me my mast
is off balance, no help tho
The amazingly smoking hot girl that stopped to help, seemed to say the least annoyed. Made me feel as if someone only asks if you need help only to expect you to say no and them feel good about asking but not really having to trouble themselves for the actual help
I am really diapointed by the seemingly lack of comaradery amongst the water
people around my area. Serioously hope you guys are more helpful to other sailors out there.
I was prepared to let my mast drop(eventually after my arm would of been torn out of my socket) and paddle my way back, but really did not expect people to be so bloody ignorant.
I will refrain from commenting on the motorboat folk around here