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    Default Eleonora sinks in Spain

    Not wooden but a terrible shame nonetheless. Eleonora E, replica of the schooner Westward, founders after being hit while berthed.

    https://www.boatinternational.com/ya...sinks-in-spain

    Fingers crossed for a successful salvage.

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    As long as nobody got hurt.
    She is one of the few big boats I like, a regular in Antigua.
    Their sole redeeming factor of billionaires toys is to supply jobs for the proletariot ...she just provided more jobs.

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    Damn!
    Schooner sailors love to get blown offshore!

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    That video is gut wrenching. What force!

    someones insurance adjuster has a lot of work to do.

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    Crushed between the dock and the offending boat? I'm guessing a write-off.
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    Default Re: Eleonora sinks in Spain

    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post
    Crushed between the dock and the offending boat? I'm guessing a write-off.
    steel? might a just ripped in a few places

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    steel? might a just ripped in a few places

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    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Eleonora sinks in Spain

    Wonder what that guy on deck was thinking, or was he below decks at impact?

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    That's terrible.
    "Blocked in reverse". My first thought is a fly by wire glitch.

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    I missed that it is a steel hull.

    Done enough autobody work to know you can get damage a long way from the initial impact on a steel structure. This one will be interesting to watch, Bruce might just be right about this providing a lot of work for the proletariat.
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    The culprit was a Spanish government owned “rescue vessel”.

    If you look at the video, the props are driving astern up to the moment of impact and are then moved to “ahead”. Whoever was in the wheelhouse just wasn’t paying any attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter radclyffe View Post
    ITS FOR SALE
    now is the winter of our discount dent
    Very good! (groans…)
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    Default Re: Eleonora sinks in Spain

    I saw a similar accident in Palma. An 80 foot CRN backed into the Schaefer copy of America. America clearly absorbed some of the shock. The surveyor could find only scratches. Quite a testimony to plank on frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post

    Thanks for the pictures Wiz (and Jan).

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter radclyffe View Post
    gareth was it on the port side amidships, when was it in palma
    I think so, it was a long time ago.


    Edit, I'm almost certain it was the port side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter radclyffe View Post
    ive just replanked that and another 100 metres
    of planking
    That was almost 40 years ago
    , do you think you replaced original planking?

    I hear she had been out of use for a while.

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    She came one year as a courtesy to Halsey for the Herreshoff Rendezvous. Space was tight for her there so close to the mouth of Bristol harbor.

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    Eleanora on her side.jpg

    Not a pretty picture.
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    Default Re: Eleonora sinks in Spain

    IMG_2078.jpg

    IMG_1993.jpg
    IMG_1990.jpg

    A friend of mine crewed on her when she was in the Canaires back in 2016 - better days
    spending most of my time on the water, in winter it just takes a different form

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    Default Re: Eleonora sinks in Spain

    She's been raised.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AndanteEd View Post
    She's been raised.

    Good.
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    I'm hoping she can be repaired.
    It'll all depend on the insurance company or someone with very deep pockets.
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    It's going to be a big job

    The piece on Eleonora starts at about 1:00


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    https://youtu.be/14RdzFBVr0Y?t=68

    I am enough of an expert to say that the Eleonora will be declared a Constructive Total Loss, because the cost of repairs will be sufficiently close to the sum insured on the All Risks policy to cause the Underwriters to choose not to take the risk that the repair cost might exceed the Sum Assured.

    Whether anyone wants to buy the wreck and rebuild it is another question, but the Spanish Government won’t be paying for it. DAMHIKT.
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    Looks like Eleonora will be restored.

    The story starts at about 4.00 on the video below:


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    Default Re: Eleonora sinks in Spain

    Well, of course.
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