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It is with extreme heavy heart that we lost our beloved B40 to hurricane Sally. She was number 17, and a very little used freshwater boat when we bought her. Currently only has 150 engine hours logged. 
I hope all the best to you guys and hope you never have to endure this kind of tragedy. 
Wayne

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Wayne, wow such a shame. Will you be able to board her and recover personal property and any gear that survived? Will you get another boat?

Mike

Well supposedly it's to be craned into the boatyard and I'm to be notified when it's safe to board. The marine surveyor assigned by the insurance company tells me it will go to the crusher as it's not worth being salvaged.

I plan to at least retrieve my new Achilles inflatable that's in the cockpit locker and the new 3.5 outboard you see in the photo. I do have items below I'd like to recover provided they've not been submerged. Was told it's almost half full so we'll see.

My wife is taking it pretty bad and she's already looking. Ironically, the day this happened, my employer called me in to discuss me retiring early at 64!!!! Damn Covid crap causing the economy hardship. Not what I need at this stage of my life. So I may never get another but who knows.

Wayne

I'm sorry to hear it will leave you without a boat. Take a while and let things settle. Hopefully you'll sort things out before long. As for retirement is concerned I took a package at 61 that extended until shortly after my 62nd birthday and haven't looked back. We had already planned on going cruising so the timing on the package was perfect. We sold the house climbed aboard our 43 and traveled the US east coast for the better part of 5 years. My wife had a health issue that eventually saw us sell the boat and move back on land. My point in sharing is there's always opportunity waiting for you if you keep an open mind. Good luck and keep your chin up there's something new awaiting you.

Mike

Mike thank you so much for the inspiration as it is greatly appreciated and much needed.  

Hang in there!

Mike if you're still out there we have recently ordered a new 38.1 and will try inland sailing on the Tennessee River away from the hurricanes. Yes you were correct regarding opportunity awaiting and keeping an open mind.

Sincerest Regards,

Wayne 

Wayne, yes I’m still here lurking in the shadows haha. I’m glad to hear you’re moving on with a new boat. I’m sure you’ll love setting her up the way you want using all the experience from your 43. The 38.1 is a very nice boat and track a like a train on rails. If you remember to do so share a picture or two of her. 
Mike

Will do Mike. Seems it may be commissioned around Feb of next year according to expected ship date from France. So don't hold your breath!

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