Is sailboat still there? I watched 2 hours till dark.
In response to 144164: Sailboat aground by Kona Inn, posted by Paul P on Sunday, 7 June 2020, at 2:56 p.m.
Anybody know what happened with the aground sailboat last night? I watched for a couple of hours till dark, left in the rain. FASCINATING, I love boats & the ocean. Looks like it's still there, Konaweb seems to show the mast still sticking up on an angle.
The line popped at least twice as I watched the guys in other boat trying to pull the boat out into ocean. I thought it would, it didn't look thick enough. Also the mast was angled into one of the coco palms. When they pulled the boat the mast pulled the tree out of the ground, top of tree - with coconuts - lying on boat. Few guys took turns sawing with handsaw, then one big guy walked the tree trunk out to the boat & used handsaw, then someone brought chainsaw. Finally got the whole poor tree disconnected from the boat, by stages. More attempts to pull the boat off rocks still unsuccessful. Tide just too low. I heard bigger waves hitting seawall maybe 4:30 this morning but apparently not high enough tide to float the boat. p.s. I saw a guy open a coconut at the site yesterday, just by pounding it on a tree trunk, then people drank the juice. Anyone know about that? I'll Google. Every single time I take a late day walk, I see something interesting.
Δ Still grounded
Paul P -- Wednesday, 10 June 2020, at 4:19 p.m.
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