The first of my articles about Hurricane Marty, “Re-Floating Winsome” tells the story of a very determined group of cruisers who salvaged a number of boats that went aground during the storm. With no professional salvage crew in the area, cruisers helped cruisers to save 9 boats. The biggest challenge was Winsome, shown in the photo where she landed, high and dry about 4 miles from where she had been anchored.
“Re-Floating Winsome” not only provides a narrative of what we did, it also provides a detailed analysis of what we did right and wrong — useful information should you ever be called upon to rescue a boat under any circumstances, not just in the aftermath of a hurricane. This was originally published in Latitude 38 magazine in November 2003.
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