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July 22nd

DRAWBRIDGE DISMASTING: Ouch!

Posted by // July 22, 2013 // COMMENT (0 Comments)

Miscellany, , ,

I don’t have any info on when and where this happened, but I’m guessing somewhere in Europe. The boat is a Hallberg-Rassy, I can see that. Whoever is driving is… optimistic, to put it nicely. Afterwards I’m sure he was saying, “Oh, well. We needed a new mast anyway.”

What really blows me away is that the boat following after the first one seems to be gunning just as hard to make it through the closing bridge. Only after he sees the disaster unfolding before him does it occur to him to turn away.

bridge clearance

It’s good thing the folks in the Hallberg were not practicing Nigel Calder’s technique of putting a man up the mast to see if there is clearance or not.

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