There is always the potential of finding Daisy II suffering after a week storms. However, I didn't expect to find evidence of another boat having slammed into her. It is quite likely the offending boat might have lost control in some difficult conditions but, having done this, I hope that someone will eventually step forward and own up. I don't think the damage is going to cost much more than about £30, but it is the principle. On rallies, when Drascombes have tangled with other moored boats, skippers have at least contacted the relevant boatyard and left details. I have my suspicions about the culprit but it would be incorrect to put these into print.
|Transom showing damage to grp and teak. Flecks of light blue paint from the hull of the offending boat have been seized and quarantined. Fortunately, all damage is superficial and repairs should be possible.|
|Mizzen sheet damaged just above the whipping|
|Crew just about hanging on in the stiff breeze|
|Drifter 22 Garfish on a cruise from the Blackwater|
|Daisy II at Pin Mill|
|6.1nm; season's total 644.0nm.|