- Sep 20, 2014
As a matter of a couple of hours ago I lost my sailboat. We got a very abrupt tornado warning. I pretty much immediately went down into the basement. After about 5 minutes, I heard a very loud crash. After about 15 minutes, I came back upstairs to see a very large Oak branch 1000lbs+. had fallen. After about another 20 minutes, it looked safe to go outside. My sailboat is crushed. The cabin roof is completely collapsed. Apparently the windows on the side of the boat appear to have been blown out from the impact. One of the windows was almost completely in tact, laying next to the boat. I'm not even sure how to get the branch off the boat. The bad news is I don't see replacing it anytime soon. I just bought a house, so all my spare funds are spoken for. No insurance, as the financial value was not that significant. The sad part is, I realize I was a bit attached to that boat. I've put a bit of work into it. It was a perfect boat for me. It was fast, light, responsive. Just big enough, but not too big. These boats are rare, so difficult to replace directly. As far as getting enything else, about the only thing I could get interested in would be a Farrier, which will always be out of my price range.