Pushing a boat too hard

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by gonzo, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    This is what I do to boats. Beating into the weather for weeks:
     

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  2. mizzenman
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    mizzenman Junior Member

    So is this the mast area?

    Plastic boats are scary but maybe thats just my prejudice.
     
  3. mark775

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    Beating into weather? The stem damage was caused by a hard object, it seems - a dock? It looks like an obtuse blow and it left a little rotten dock wood on the putty, smeared the paint into the cement, in fact. I don't see anything that suggests mast area. The damage to the hatch area seems totally unrelated. How does one patch ferro-cement - if that's what this is?
     
  4. Landlubber
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    ....emmm, I too expanded the pics, I would be very concerned about this boat too mate....this damage is NOT because you were beating to wind for a few weeks, this damage is about a boat that has some serious construction problems.........
     
  5. Paul B

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    Actually the bow damage photo appears to be a sacrifical "false" bow that would be easily damaged in a collision but not damage the actual structure of the boat.

    If it isn't, then yes there seems to be a major design/construction issue.


    Regardless, the whole premise of the thread is bizarre, "Look how tough I am, I can break a boat."
     
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  6. Landlubber
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    Paul B,

    Yeah I read it that way at first too, then let it go, but if that is what he is saying, them he has a lot to learn both about the sea and boats and seamanship in general.....
     
  7. mark775

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    My guess about that "sacrificial bow" is that it is a cement boat and that is just putty up there to make a shape. Hard to say - Maybe he can enlighten us. But that damage to hatch area is telling about the construction, in general.
     
  8. TeddyDiver
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    Maybe the helmsman was asleep ;) Anyway reckon anybody being tired after beating closehauled for weeks :rolleyes:
     
  9. Itchy&Scratchy
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    Itchy&Scratchy Senior Member

    Have you guys not read any of Gonzo's posts before.

    He obviously knows more than a lot about boats , probably more than most on here.


    Itchy
     
  10. souljour2000
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    I have no doubt Gonzo knows a good bit about boats...but from the photos it is hard for one to avoid the question of whether his type of sailing lately is causing stress conditions/damage that perhaps the boat was not designed to undergo...
     
  11. mark775

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    That boat...was designed to be a birdbath. This thread was a joke, I think.
     
  12. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Think you right.. but heard that happened at ms Piggy's watch..
     

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  13. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    looks like the hull is made from bog not fibreglass
     
  14. RHP
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    RHP Senior Member

    I would appreciate Sean HerronĀ“s inspiration on this.....
     

  15. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    I think that Gonzo is pulling our chain.

    I also suspect that he may be running from the law because of failure to pay alimony. He does travel around a lot doesn't he? (just joking Gonzo)
     
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