Monday, November 08, 2010

Mary Rose Grounded


Hmmm.

It really was windy around here this morning. About 10am, the 65-foot Herreshoff schooner Mary Rose broke free of its moorings in Bristol Harbor and went aground on Love Rocks.

Oops.



16 comments:

Pat said...

That's not good.

Even if the VW was: ducky

What damage was there?

Frankie said...

That's what you could do, Tillerman, get a job as crew on a sailing machine like this! They might need some help. Ask them.

O Docker said...

Uh, you didn't post this anonymous comment to the newspaper's web site, did you?

Another example of a Yacht gone bad. Yachts have a long history of drifting aimlessly and running aground. Much better to have a dinghy.

Tillerman said...

LOL O Docker. I did see that comment but it wasn't me. Honest.

Tillerman said...

Frankie, a "little voice" told me not to sign up to crew on this yacht.

Chris said...

On the other hand ...

Just try to get a Laser to stand upright like that when you ground. (And if you find out how, let me know, please. I've already tried every way I can think of.)

Frankie said...

Listen again!... you were on the wrong line!!!!

Tillerman said...

Frankie. I am not in the least bit interested in crewing on some rich man's yacht. It's just not my thing.

Sam Chapin said...

Old boats need new mooring rigs.

Pat said...

Crew for us and you most certainly wouldn't be crewing on a rich man's yacht!

Tillerman said...

Exactly Pat. I'm not averse to crewing for a friend for a day's cruise or racing. I'm just not interested in being employed as a hired hand to pull bits of rope for some rich playboy.

Pat said...

It was an interesting story; overseas owner who was somewhat willing to share the boat with the museum folks and the public, a worker accidentally riding the boat almost into Nate Herreshoff's backyard, and the boat coming to rest in a soft spot between a couple of rocks with apparently no serious damage in spite of breezy conditions.

Pandabonium said...

From the Little Book of Wrong Shui - "Never place a rock near a hard spot."

Anonymous said...

http://www.sailtube.tv/news/sailor-of-the-year-2010/2553/?ref=nf

Tmon, You may crew for us anytime with no fear of crewing for a "rich guy"
Dave
S/V Selah
1972 Ranger 33

Anonymous said...

I just found this amazing video of Tillermon in action!

http://www.sailtube.tv/news/sailor-of-the-year-2010/2553/?ref=nf

Dennis @ Marine Electronics said...

So... wrong turn?

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