Re: Conception update

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Posted by on March 26, 2005 at 21:34:29:

In Reply to: Conception update posted by Max Bottomtime on March 26, 2005 at 21:09:30:

[UPDATE-March 26th]
It has taken three days of working around the clock to prepare the Conception for the salvage attempt. Additional material has been added to strengthen the hull and all unnecessary weight has been removed. Two tug companies have been enlisted to pull the Conception free. At 9:23pm on Saturday March 26th, with the high tide, we will attempt to free the Conception from the rocky beach where she has been stranded for the last four days. Please keep the Conception in your thoughts tonight and we will keep you updated as learn more.

They have cut off the props and other protruding objects. Are reinforcing the hull with extra plywood. Taking off everything that will lighten the boat. They are going to try to pull the boat off the beach at high tide tonight. Was told if no further damage is caused it looks like the damage won't be too bad. They won't really know anything until they get the boat to the shipyard. Report all fingers crossed until they actually get it off the beach.

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