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That guy must really want his boat back badly.  Or somebody just bought it from the insurance company for $1 and is planning to move it somewhere for a better repair.  It looks like the plan is to lay glass on the inside of the battens.  Or something like that.

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Quick and dirty solution to get the boat off the beach. Probably cheaper than getting a crane out to hoist it away to be scrapped

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21 minutes ago, SailRacer said:

Maybe the planks are there to hold the tarp?

Sail Safe!

^ this ^

Actually, if there's a place to rent a crane that's not several days travel, and a boatyard to truck it to, that would probably be the least expensive way to salvage a boat in this position. It's kind of ignoble, though.

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14 hours ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

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Composite construction

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6 hours ago, alphafb552 said:

Quick and dirty solution to get the boat off the beach. Probably cheaper than getting a crane out to hoist it away to be scrapped

Looks like crane strops in place already.

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That quote from the yard for fairing my fucking boat was bullshit - I found some guys that will do it for less than HALF what they charge!

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If you haven't read it yet, Hal Roth's recovery of WHISPER from a grounding near Cape Horn was quite an achievement -- detailed in "Two Against Cape Horn".

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43 minutes ago, mad said:

Looks like crane strops in place already.

Dang, you're right...

maybe the strops are to attach the towline to drag it into the water?

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11 minutes ago, alphafb552 said:

Dang, you're right...

maybe the strops are to attach the towline to drag it into the water?

I'll bet the plan is to somehow seal the hull up, crane it back into deeper water, then tow it to a boatyard.  As pointed out above, if they can get a crane to it, there must be a road around somewhere, unless the crane they are using is on a barge.  In either case, it would save a lot of work to just crane the boat onto something.  

Hard to tell from the picture, but the mast might still be up in which case road or barge transport might be more hassle.  Trying to get the rig out at that angle would be difficult without destroying it.

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Well, the new addition will keep the interior cushions from fading.   So that's good.

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17 hours ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

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Guy in the middle is paying 1 guy to do some labor and he is paying the other guy to tell him that confirm that his plan is brilliant. 

King tides are here. 

Any more details on this?

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So they finally found hot rods latest technological masterpiece!

Only way to fix that correctly is with a couple hipsters, a gopro camera and a YouTube channel.  One of them has to be in a bikini, preferably the female, or they'll never get enough views to pay for the rebuild.  Then again, a male hipster in a bikini fixing a boat in the tropics could potentially be a market yet to be tapped.

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3 hours ago, Rain Man said:

I'll bet the plan is to somehow seal the hull up, crane it back into deeper water, then tow it to a boatyard.  sink it and claim on insurance.....

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Fixed the minor error.. ;)

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Dude I know you want it to look like an accident, but getting your fat ass wife onto the boat will cost a bit more. 

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.... but sadly, it would not buff out no matter how hard he tried.

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14 hours ago, alphafb552 said:

Quick and dirty solution to get the boat off the beach. Probably cheaper than getting a crane out to hoist it away to be scrapped

I bet theres no cranes on that island

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[after Spicoli wrecks Jefferson's car] 

Jefferson's Brother : My brother's gonna kill us! He's gonna kill us! He's gonna kill you and he's gonna kill me, he's gonna kill us!

Jeff Spicoli : Hey man, just be glad I had fast reflexes!

Jefferson's Brother : My brother's gonna shit!

Jeff Spicoli : Make up your mind, dude, is he gonna shit or is he gonna kill us?

Jefferson's Brother : First he's gonna shit, then he's gonna kill us!

Jeff Spicoli : Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.

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6 hours ago, kevinjones16 said:

They need some Gilligan's waterproof glue. It's good on pancakes too!

 

Lovey Howell was smokin!

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Quote

 

Hey mon,

what did u expect for a fifty percent special for this quote only if u sign yesterday?

thats what u got isn't it?

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11 hours ago, psycho tiller said:

So they finally found hot rods latest technological masterpiece!

Only way to fix that correctly is with a couple hipsters, a gopro camera and a YouTube channel.  One of them has to be in a bikini, preferably the female, or they'll never get enough views to pay for the rebuild.  Then again, a male hipster in a bikini fixing a boat in the tropics could potentially be a market yet to be tapped.

A market yet to be tapped?

Nothing suss there.

 

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