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KAVENGA got wrecked by typhoon Bolaven on August 28th in Sogwipo Harbor, Korea. She had been on the dry for a few weeks with the mast down, as I assumed that would be the savest way to keep her during the typhoon season. I had tied her down to the concrete floor with 6 lines of 14mm Nylon which all broke plus a 8mm chain which broke as well. Waves inside the harbor must have been so big that they came on the pier, broke her lines and swept her 300 meters across the pier into the lightpost where I found her at daybreak.
The waves at sea where over 10 meters high, windspeeds were around 100knots, and the air pressure was as low as 945hPa. This was the biggest typhoon that hit Jeju Island in the 17 years I have lived here. The damage to the very well built harbor`s breakwater is severe. I would have never believed that such a thing is possible.

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Comment by Jacques on October 16, 2012 at 12:13am

Damned. That's ugly. The backbone is gone. I feel terrible for you. It seems that it was unavoidable.

Comment by Ann and Neville Clement on October 16, 2012 at 2:42am

So very sad. 

Comment by Rob and Beth Boase on October 16, 2012 at 7:09am

That is so sad and devastating,we really feel for you.

Comment by marc on October 16, 2012 at 8:47am

"6 lines of 14mm Nylon" !!! a real nightmare. Stand up and be strong.

Comment by Bob Bois on October 16, 2012 at 9:58am

Sorry to hear this, Ralf.

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Comment by laurent on October 16, 2012 at 12:56pm

i am looking at your 149 photos of building this piece of art, and i feel stupid to think :" this guy knows so well plywood and epoxy and  should easily recover of this situation" 

Comment by Jörg Paschen on October 16, 2012 at 1:14pm

pure sadness, walk on

Comment by paul anderson on October 16, 2012 at 2:43pm

What will you do Ralfmeister?


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