Tuesday, November 22, 2011


To a sailor there is no sound worse than the crunching of fiberglass.  E-Dock happy hour was interrupted by this horrifying sound this evening.  I am not completely sure of the details but here is what I do know..s/v Honey Ryder was in the line of fire and escaped only because the bowsprit & anchor of the boat next to us stopped the rouge boat.  My heart has finally stopped racing but that awful "C-R-U-N-C-H " will stay etched in my brain for a very long time.  I am hoping the damage to offending boat and the two other boats he smacked while docking is far less than that horrific sound.  Morning light will tell. 


  1. Yikes! I feel better about our docking after reading this...we at least never crunched another boat. Pilings, yes. ;-) Glad Honey Ryder wasn't hit!

  2. Day light has revealed minor scratches on the unsuspecting got smacked boats. The offending boat has some pretty good gashes. Don't MIS-understand - not passing judgement. Tides are really big now. Current & winds challenging here.