Free and Hurricane Juan
by Paul Bailey
||I have been meaning to send in
a few pic's of what happened to my Chance, "Running Free"
and hurricane Juan. Halifax got hit VERY hard by the
storm and my boat got damaged....up to this point all I know
that it is major cosmetic damage only as I still sailed it
to the boat yard (a 9 hour trip) where the new paint and work
will be completed.
picture [to the left] the larger mooring ball to the left
is the mooring that my boat was tied to.
I was at the yacht club and watched the whole storm build....then
2 boats in the mooring field drifted back and got caught
up with my boat (at one point there was a white boat on
either side of mine)
|I knew that my mooring could not hold
3 boats....the next time I looked....everything was gone !!
My boat and a bunch in the mooring field. When I found my
boat it was among a approximately a dozen in the area of this picture
all banging and smashing in to each other. It was a very hard
thing to watch.
|There was a lot of boats in the
Halifax harbor that were very badly damaged....in a small
way I was very lucky. I have not finalized everything
with the insurance adjuster...yet....will see how much luck
I really have when it comes to the bottom line...how much
it will cost me !!
In the other
picture, this is just a short distance from my yacht club.
I do not know the name of the boat or the owner....but it
definitely looks like a Paceship PY26 ?