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Old 14-01-2018, 16:25   #1
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Oh Boy!

Hello to everyone and Happy New Year!
I live in Alaska about 40 miles north of Anchorage. I've sailed on small sailboats many years ago (was a commercial deckhand salmon fisherman). I caught the sailing bug as a young man attending college in Hilo, Hawaii, I had a chance to catch a berth on a cruiser that was sailing the south Pacific but declined the offer, since I was in the middle of the semester (yeah poor excuse). Since then I've always wanted to blue water sail but life happened...Yeah, I know, like most here as well I am sure.

So many (many) years later I am looking at a sailboat that was damaged in Irma...BIG challenge but doable with some money and willingness to endure.
I'll be searching these pages and asking some questions, hopefully not too many dumb ones.
Thank you and I look forward to someday casting lines and cruising!
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Old 14-01-2018, 21:44   #2
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Welcome and Happy New Year, AK_Sailor! Tell us more about this Irma-damaged boat? Do you intend to truck it or sail it from the Caribbean? What kind of damage did it suffer?
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Old 14-01-2018, 23:55   #3
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Thanks Gamayan!

It's a cat in BVI. It was on the hard and was blown off her stands. Looks like one rudder sustained damage, mast is broke and a keel was crushed. They say looters took a few items...
I have a hunch it was a charter boat and if it was on the hard You'd think they would have taken out the electronics before the storm..?

Looking at it but until an inventory and marine survey, anything is possible.

Plan would be to get her working and out of BVI (expensive place)
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, AK Sailor.
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