This is why we can't have nice things....

Boathavn

Hof & Gammel Dansk - Skål !
Cape Hatteras beach house decides it's done with land-lubbering, and answers its true calling to the sea.

The hard chine design seems to work pretty good in rough seas...




 
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longy

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I am upset that this house was not removed (in any way) before the ocean took it. That's a LOT of (de)construction trash all down the beach. House was reputed vacant for a couple of years - what were they waiting for??

 

SloopJonB

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2 hours ago, Boathavn said:

Cape Hatteras beach house decides it's done with land-lubbering, and answers its true calling to the sea.

The hard chine design seems to work pretty good in rough seas...


Climate change is a lefty myth.

Especially in red states.

 

Steam Flyer

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1 minute ago, SloopJonB said:


2 hours ago, Boathavn said:


Cape Hatteras beach house decides it's done with land-lubbering, and answers its true calling to the sea.

The hard chine design seems to work pretty good in rough seas...


Not far wrong. There is a whole bunch of lawsuits of people trying to get either the feds or the state... somebody other than their rich selves... to pay for "beach replenishment" on the grounds that their wonderful beach front houses are too valuable to let them just get washed away.

Stupid and stubborn. I hope the owners of the house get fined for littering.

- DSK

 

SloopJonB

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Not far wrong. There is a whole bunch of lawsuits of people trying to get either the feds or the state... somebody other than their rich selves... to pay for "beach replenishment" on the grounds that their wonderful beach front houses are too valuable to let them just get washed away.
Sounds like socialism to me.

I guess the fed's could kill that socialist Medicare system to pay for the beach replenishment.

 

Tacoma Mud Flats

Have star, will steer by
You know you are in Seattle / Washington state if your Department of Transportation allows this to happen:

Turning up the volume is rewarding.


Back story:



I'm sure the DOTs safety budget was spent on better things - like enabling helmetless scooter riders to terrorize the city.

What's this have to do with sailing?- well there was likely a rumor of a sunny patch and they are all headed to the marina, of course.

 
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Talchotali

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Blue Riband / Virgin Atlantic Challange Racer Scrapped

From Wikipedia: "...On her maiden voyage in 1952, the United States upped the Blue Riband to 34.51 knots (63.91 km/h). In 1958, the transatlantic airlines put jet transports into service and the days of the record breakers were numbered.


The Blue Riband today (1969–present)


With the success of United States in 1952 and Cunard's decision not to challenge the new record the Blue Riband contest again subsided. There was a growing recognition that the era of fast crossings by express liners was becoming a thing of the past and that the contest for fast transatlantic travel was shifting to the air.

At sea United States record stood until 1986 when it was challenged by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, and his high-speed motor vessel, Virgin Atlantic Challenger. Despite having to stop to refuel on several occasions, Branson shaved two hours off the record, increasing the average speed to 36.4 knots.

However, as Virgin Atlantic Challenger was not a passenger vessel the New York Maritime Museum refused to part with the Hales Trophy, so Branson inaugurated the Virgin Atlantic Challenge Trophy, for the fastest unqualified Atlantic crossing, open to all challengers. This was again the case three years later this was won by Tom Gentry, whose Gentry Eagle slashed the record, crossing in 62 hours at an average 47.4 knots..."

"...Incat, builders of fast catamaran ferries, and therefore indisputably commercial vessels, decided to make an attempt to win the Hales Trophy, for which the record was still that of United States. This was achieved in 1990 by Hoverspeed Great Britain, with a non-stop crossing of 79 hours 54 minutes, averaging 36.6 knots and Incat were awarded the trophy by the Hales Trophy Committee. Eight years later this record was broken by another Incat vessel, Catalonia, and again the following month by Cat-Link V..."

The Blue Riband was first awarded after the sailing era had ended (when a 16 day Atlantic crossing was considered fast). Could a foiling sailboat carrying passengers / cargo beat the United States record (Ambrose Lighthouse at the entrance to New York Harbor to Bishop Rock on England's Isles of Scilly) besting a crossing averaging 34.51 (United States) or Incat's record of 36.6 knots?

Courtesy Boat International:



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@GentryEagle/ Twitter





Former transatlantic record holder Gentry Eagle scrapped in California



13 May 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky




After sitting disused for several years at Ventura Harbor in California, the 35.6 metre yacht Gentry Eagle has been scrapped.

The aluminium boat was designed and built specifically to break transatlantic records, and in 1989 she fulfilled her purpose when Tom Gentry and his crew of five made the journey in 62 hours and seven minutes.






 






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Image: @boatbruddas / Instagram




Gentry Eagle’s impressive journey time was 23% faster than the existing record, which was held by British airline tycoon Sir Richard Branson.




 




The yacht could reach achieve top speeds of 63 knots thanks to twin 3,480 horsepower MTU turbo diesels coupled with a 4,500 horsepower turbine, amounting to a grand total of 11,500 horsepower.


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Image: @boatbruddas / Instagram




After breaking the world record, the boat was refitted and relaunched as a luxury yacht in 1992 and eventually listed on the market by her owners. No buyers stepped forward to claim her, and her owners continued to pay slip fees while the boat sat in Ventura Harbor.

On April 4 it was announced that she would be scrapped. Yesterday (May 12) she was finally demolished.


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Image: Steve Martin




The yacht was built by British yard Vosper Thornycroft at Portchester Shipyard. She featured two cabins and generous living areas, including a large main saloon.

She was considered one of the fastest yachts in the world. The 27 metre motor yacht Kereon now takes her place.




 

Sail4beer

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On 5/12/2022 at 8:25 PM, Tacoma Mud Flats said:
You know you are in Seattle / Washington state if your Department of Transportation allows this to happen:

Turning up the volume is rewarding.



Back story:


The troll under that overpass is one mean sombich!

 

Talchotali

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When one boat turns on another...

Courtesy of the CBC

They spent 6 months at sea. Their boat got smashed days after returning home

Quebec couple was chronicling their adventures on the Arjuna when collision occurred in Nova Scotia

Carolyn Ray · CBC News · Posted: May 23, 2022 4:20 PM AT | Last Updated: May 23

Fannie Jodoin says she was in shock as she realized the unmanned sailboat was heading right for them at the Bridgewater Marina. She says it happened so fast, there was nothing anyone could do to stop it. .

Marc Boctor and Fannie Jodoin were enjoying their second day of being docked after six months of adventures at sea on their beloved sailboat, the Arjuna.

They were having coffee on the deck Friday morning, figuring the risk of their voyage was over now that they were safely back in their home port in Bridgewater, N.S.

That's when they heard the screams.

"Marc said right away, "Get the phone! Get the phone!" said Jodoin. She realized that two sailors on another boat had fallen in the water.

"[Their] boat was unmanned. It went on to hit the boat in front of us," said Boctor.

But as Jodoin started filming, they both realized the runaway sailboat had turned in their direction.



"The boat did a 360 on the river and picked up speed and came to hit our poor boat directly, hit us directly and did tremendous damage."

Boctor said the crash left the Arjuna with a 10-centimetre hole in the hull. The lifeline and gunwale were also damaged when they smashed against the marina wall.

He estimates there's more than $30,000 in damage, while the other sailboat is likely a writeoff. He said it could have been much worse.

"They managed to lift [the sailors] up by the lines, they managed to lift them up the wall," said Boctor. "It's a miracle that nobody got hurt."

The incident left Jodoin shaking. Days later, she still can't believe how fast it happened.

She said the Arjuna has been their home for months. In December, they spent 22 days at sea as they made their way to Antigua. They posted videos of their adventures on their Facebook page.

"This boat is very special, it brought us safely. We went through storms, incredible storms and it kept us safe the whole time. It's like the boat have a soul for us," said Jodoin.

"To see the boat come in at great speed coming right to us, it was very traumatizing."

Boctor said the owner of the rogue boat has apologized, and said he will help them cover repairs through his insurance.

Jodoin says the Arjuna's hull, chainplate, bow edge, toerail, lifeline and window were damaged in the collision.

But the crash means that Jodoin and Boctor won't be heading to Quebec to visit their families as they initially planned. Instead, they'll be staying in Nova Scotia to make sure their beloved home at sea is repaired.

"We're in a dark spot right now," said Jodoin. "Now we don't know what's next."

 

12 metre

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2 hours ago, Talchotali said:



When one boat turns on another...

Courtesy of the CBC

They spent 6 months at sea. Their boat got smashed days after returning home

Quebec couple was chronicling their adventures on the Arjuna when collision occurred in Nova Scotia

Carolyn Ray · CBC News · Posted: May 23, 2022 4:20 PM AT | Last Updated: May 23

Fannie Jodoin says she was in shock as she realized the unmanned sailboat was heading right for them at the Bridgewater Marina. She says it happened so fast, there was nothing anyone could do to stop it. .

Marc Boctor and Fannie Jodoin were enjoying their second day of being docked after six months of adventures at sea on their beloved sailboat, the Arjuna.

They were having coffee on the deck Friday morning, figuring the risk of their voyage was over now that they were safely back in their home port in Bridgewater, N.S.

That's when they heard the screams.

"Marc said right away, "Get the phone! Get the phone!" said Jodoin. She realized that two sailors on another boat had fallen in the water.

"[Their] boat was unmanned. It went on to hit the boat in front of us," said Boctor.

But as Jodoin started filming, they both realized the runaway sailboat had turned in their direction.


The ramming boat is a Farr 33 that was for sale in Annapolis a couple of years ago for under USD 10k.  Ended up in NS and saw it recently for sale a few weeks ago for under CAD 10k.  The ad is gone now so it could well have been the first trip by new owners.

And quite possibly new to sailing owners.

 
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CriticalPath

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The ramming boat is a Farr 33 that was for sale in Annapolis a couple of years ago for under USD 10k.  Ended up in NS and saw it recently for sale a few weeks ago for under CAD 10k.  The ad is gone now so it could well have been the first trip by new owners.

And quite possibly new to sailing owners.
That's a heck of an assumption there...  On the other hand, I recall seeing listings over the past few years too, noted the condition of the boat following the incident, and had the same thoughts...

Cheers!

 

Boathavn

Hof & Gammel Dansk - Skål !
"...Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa,

                             some one has creamed you..."

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Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa, some one has creamed you
Perhaps they were tortured by your mystic smile
Is it only 'cause you're famous they have defaced you?
For that Mona Lisa snarkiness in your smile?


Do you smile to tempt each iPhone, Mona Lisa?
Or is this your way to compete with the other Louvre art?
Teams of tourists arrive daily at your doorstep
They just stand there, all day making selfies there
Are you adored? Are you the real deal, Mona Lisa?
Or just some bored and lonely, really-much-smaller-in-person-than-you-would-think, work of art?


                                                                                                                    (apologies to Nat King Cole)

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NFT Available?

 
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Grande Mastere Dreade

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"...Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa,

                             some one has creamed you..."

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Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa, some one has creamed you
Perhaps they were tortured by your mystic smile
Is it only 'cause you're famous they have defaced you?
For that Mona Lisa snarkiness in your smile?


Do you smile to tempt each iPhone, Mona Lisa?
Or is this your way to compete with the other Louvre art?
Teams of tourists arrive daily at your doorstep
They just stand there, all day making selfies there
Are you adored? Are you the real deal, Mona Lisa?
Or just some bored and lonely, really-much-smaller-in-person-than-you-would-think, work of art?


                                                                                                                    (apologies to Nat King Cole)

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NFT Available?
A man disguised as an elderly woman in a wheelchair has thrown cake at the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting at the Louvre in Paris.

The piece, which was undamaged, was left with white cream smeared across its protective glass.

 

Schnick

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The ramming boat is a Farr 33 that was for sale in Annapolis a couple of years ago for under USD 10k.  Ended up in NS and saw it recently for sale a few weeks ago for under CAD 10k.  The ad is gone now so it could well have been the first trip by new owners.

And quite possibly new to sailing owners.
Bridgewater is my wife's home town.  This Farr 33 has been on the hard on that pier for about a year.  It looked no worse than the usual old race boat that I would buy last summer.  Sucks if it got wrecked...

 


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