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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Wreck and salvage

Well that was interesting.

Here's the wreck of the Morning Glory. I piled up all the stuff that might be saved, but some of that most likely will get tossed.

The keel is completely off the boat. The tow guys had to remove the mast to be able to bring it in. With the keel gone the mast was the ballast and flipped the boat over. Due to the hatches being missing a lot of stuff just drifted out to sea.

Much of my wife's gear ended up plastered to the port hull side mixed in with sand and shells. Most of my gear went out to sea. All the electronics are toast. To my surprise I was able to recover all the parts to the head. It was clean as a whistle after being washed in the sea. I guy at the boat landing offered to buy it from me and I was happy to sell it. One less thing to pack in the car.

I'm running all the clothes through the wash and most of it will be fine. It's going to take some time to work though all the gear, but I'm in no hurry. It's an R&R day.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. What a terrible blow to your dream. Glad you are keeping your spirits up despite it all. I hope you can pick up the pieces and perhaps buy another boat and carry on. If you found your laptop perhaps a computer repair place can save the files off the hard drive for you, its worth a try.

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    1. Most of my files were uploaded to the cloud, so those are safe. I knew that something could happen.

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  2. At least you still have the 19 footer.

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  3. HOLY CRAP!!!
    I have been busy and missed the shipwreck post until just now.

    Jesus Christ, you guy's are lucky to be alive!

    Nobody needs that kind of excitement.

    You two just got added to my list of prayers my man. I'm still in a bit of shock myself over this piece of news.

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    1. We are doing just fine. We are lucky to be alive and the rest is just stuff.

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  4. Well I've just come in late Sixbears but not too late to offer my condolences about your fine little yacht and my pleasure that you and your lovely wife are safe after what must have been an 'interesting' experience...
    I'm glad you are ok and not injured and I'm sure you'll regroup and come up with a plan for the future.
    My best wishes to you...

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. It was an interesting experience that held my attention. Boredom was not a problem.

      Wheels are turning in my head and I'm putting together a plan.

      I will miss sailing the Morning Glory as it was a boat built for the wind.

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  5. It's certainly one to tell your grandchildren.

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    1. Not sure the grandkids want to sail with us now. :)

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