“Only one thing makes that noise…”

As we were getting Harmonie ready to leave the dock for the weekend, Karen was up on deck and I was down below.  I didn’t hear it, but Karen called me on deck, and said, “Only one thing makes that noise!”

We walked over to the other side of the boat yard where…

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Oops!!!!

You can see the racks of boats that are stored “dry.”  If one of those is your boat, you call the yard, and tell them you want to go sailing, and they pick your boat up with a special forklift and put it in the water for you.  Sometimes, very rarely, something goes wrong.

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We are guessing the boatyard just bought themselves a J-24.  The crew rushed the crane over to pick up the debris before too many people saw the body on the pavement.

The only question I have is: How did Karen know what a J-24 sailboat sounds like hitting concrete after falling 10 feet???? (It was the echo of the crunching fiberglass, she says.)

Right now we are anchored off downtown Annapolis, and we will be making our way over toward St Michaels tomorrow for the Amel meet-up. We are looking forward to meeting a lot of people whom we know only from online postings.

 

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One Response to “Only one thing makes that noise…”

  1. Curtis Hagan says:

    Gotta imagine a boatyard would rather buy a dropped J24 than a dropped Super Maramu! Then again, no brokerage fees involved… Have a ton of fun at the Amel rendezvous. Looking forward to your posts heading south. Stay safe.

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