Followup: Sailboat freed from rocky West Seattle shore

Update and new photos from David Hutchinson regarding the sailboat situation he reported this morning:

The sailboat grounded yesterday on the rocks south of the Don Armeni boat ramps was successfully refloated a little after 2 PM. The rising tide and the assistance of a number of concerned passers-by who offered their advice, equipment, and a willingness to get personally involved led to this happy outcome. The owner of the boat seemed like a nice young man doing his best in a difficult situation.

5 Replies to "Followup: Sailboat freed from rocky West Seattle shore"

  • wseye October 15, 2009 (5:02 pm)

    The tide did seem to be really high today, glad they were able to get it off the rocks without further damage. The strap from the mast to the piling was a smart idea, it worked.

  • Denny October 15, 2009 (5:10 pm)

    People helping those in need – that floats my boat!

  • Observer October 15, 2009 (5:18 pm)

    Glad to see the boat off the rocks. I wish him well. Hope that nice young man takes this lesson to heart and finds a proper place to park his boat. Don’t let all of that help go to waste.

  • I. Ponder October 15, 2009 (6:24 pm)

    Way to go! I saw him working on it yesterday in a miniature rubber raft. Glad the Great Pumpkin looked kindly on him.

  • Kayakalki October 15, 2009 (8:59 pm)

    Kayak Greg here, we brought the gentleman off the rocks with our rental skiff. He definitely learned a bit about boat ownership through this ordeal…

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