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Both hulls are a total loss but the general structure was intact. The beams were in their place without damage to themselves and their attachment points.

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Comment by Ricardo Aráoz on October 16, 2012 at 7:18am

Very sad.

But not a total loss. There are plenty of things you may salvage from the hulls. And remember how fast a hull goes up. You have the experience, you have a lot that can be salvaged, you know what to do, all you need now is some plywood and epoxy and you'll be on your feet in no time.

Comment by wakataitea on October 16, 2012 at 7:51am

hallo ralf,

 i am very sorry for your lost. i watch this typhoon here in the Philippines on the weather charts...

i was in bombolon, south negros, in a "safe anchorage...  even here, south of 10 degree north, i can hit you. they say there was no typhoon in the last 12 years in this area. but as we see. you can never be sure.

i know you as one of the "old guy's" here on this platform. you have given good input information to all of us. thanks

i wish you all the best and the energy to fix the boat again...

cheers hans

Comment by Hans Hammig on October 17, 2012 at 2:50pm

After checking out the pictures carefully, I would say turn the ship as is on the back like a turtle. You might need a crane for help. Then rebuild her from the outside. Once this is done, turn her around again,  go inside and you will end up with a boat this is a bit heavier and a bit stronger.


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