Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Alarife Wreck

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Storms come often here in the summer. Here is how they start.

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Thunder clouds starting

We often get these and they are beautiful when they start, but they quickly get scary.

By night fall they are getting strong

On the Weather Underground we can see how big they are

This video 4 minute, shot and edited by Scuba Ninja, shows the strength of the storm and the aftermath. It is a sad ending for Alarife, and I do doubt that the boat will be resurrected, although it would be great if it is.
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And in the morning, it's over

We don't know if Alarife will be recovered and repaired, but we doubt it. It is so sad.

Below are some photos of Alarife in better times.

Alarife and Wings, Racing

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Alarife in the foreground, with the all white sail

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Refloating after a Week's Work

Movement to the Travel Lift

Lifting Out 1

Lifting out 2


Will she clear?


Brent, Superb diver and amazingly hard worker, stuck with this project until the diving part was done. Dozens of tanks of air. Brent and his partner Dee Dee did the lion's share of this recovery.

One hole of four

Bow hole and sail rupturing out

Mike Danielson goes up for inspection

On the hard
The boat is now stripped, mast off, deck cleared, interior removed, ready for repair.

Stern View

Big hole, one of 5

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