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 Post subject: Hurricane Sally got me.
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2020 12:33 
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It looks like the HUGE catamaran that was tied up to my dock broke the dock and caused me to hit the rocks. I'm still tied to the damaged finger pier.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sally got me.
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2020 15:28 
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Oh, man. That truly sucks. Our condolences. I never know what to say when something like this happens other than a word that starts with 'f.'


 
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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sally got me.
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2020 21:30 
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Just had a thought. I think my rudder is waterlogged. Crying or Very sad

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sally got me.
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2020 10:35 
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Looks like it's airbound to me. At least you got a sense of humor with the tragedy. How's the motor & gear?

Ooooo. The rudderstock that low means the steering gear and surround fiberglass are probably heavily damaged and the pintle bolts have torn through.

Shit. But THERE is the "delrin washer" that goes between the rudder and the hull for those that don't have one.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sally got me.
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2020 16:37 
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Condolences for sure - that is terrible. I'm surprise the rudder broke away from the shaft completely without doing more damage to the hull where the shaft exits.

There was a boat from our club 'Yes Dear' that abandoned ship during Sally about 130 miles in the Gulf from Tampa Bay. They were rescued by a freighter that was called by USCG. The boat was found on the beach in Panama City in the panhandle.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sally got me.
PostPosted: 19 Sep 2020 19:15 
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The rudder flaps? that go to the sides of the rudder are on opposite sides of a rock so I haven't rotated the rudder shaft. The prop shaft is straight and freewheeling. The bow pulpit is broken. Both bow chocks are missing and the port dock line caused the bow pulpit to break free. There is a 9X9" patch of gelcoat missing on the port side above the waterline. But the underlaying roving is not broken.

There is no water in the boat or even the bilge. So I am optimistic that we are going to repair her.

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sally got me.
PostPosted: 23 Sep 2020 21:23 
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So sorry to hear Sally got you. We are at Yacht Harbor and and made it thru with just a broken dinghy davit.(feeling very lucky but sad for all the broken boats) It looks like itís going to be a mess around here for a while. Just thought I would let you know that I heard they were trying reopen Pattiís shipyard.
Glad your going to fix yours I think they are worth saving. Good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Hurricane Sally got me.
PostPosted: 25 Sep 2020 21:23 
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It's been an "interesting" couple of days. "May you live in interesting times."

We got her picked up and moved. Where we are at has a full service yard so we are not far from the guys who have done and will do the work on her. The missing gelcoat on the port quarter has become a hole. Tartan needs 4 weeks to fabricate a new rudder and skeg and as soon as insurance gives the OK, we are ordering them.

I removed all the gear from the cockpit locker and lazerette so the work crew could get to the rudder and the back side of the hole. While I was getting the things that fell off the lazerette shelf, I found a dock cleat with bolts in the bilge. So that's the hole but Impetuous won the arm wrestling contest and ripped the cleat out of the dock.

And you might have seen the brochure that says she weighs 17000 lbs loaded for cruising. The crane operator says Impetuous weighs 20,000 lbs. And that was with the port water tank and holding tank empty.

Anyway, the Admiral and I were really concerned about how much it is costing to repair the damages. 5K for the rudder and skeg, 9K to repaint the entire hull after repairs because we can't match the current color and another 2.5K to redo the boot stripe where she beat up the floating dock. Another 10K to R and R the rudder, patch the holes and retab the bulkhead forward of the nav station. And pretty soon, you're talking about real money. Way too much real money. But a conversation with the insurance appraiser calmed the fears and we are mostly sure we will be sailing her again.

We are going to take this opportunity to pull the chainplates out and inspect and replace on our dime. And work on any issues because of water intrusion in the chainplate areas. The stays were replaced in March 2014 but we are going to get them inspected anyway. We think the chainplates are original so.....

And there are a couple of other things we've been putting off because we went sailing instead. So those are going to get fixed soon. And luckily, we have a place to crash after a day's work that is in walking distance of the boat.

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