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Bummer story.

A lightning strike sends former Flushing man and wife's lovingly restored sailboat to bottom of Grand Traverse Bay

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan -- Former Flushing resident Scott Blair and his wife, Suzette, spent the past seven years restoring a classic 32-foot Bristol sailboat, the "Juniper."

Then the unthinkable happened, only a few weeks after launching the boat this summer.

It sank.

A lightning strike in late July sent the lovingly restored boat to the bottom of about 10 feet of water where it had been moored in Grand Traverse Bay.

http://www.mlive.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2008/09/a_lightning_strike_sends_forme.html
 

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I completely refinished a 1963 mohagany lobster boat once, and it later sank in salt water. I had to dismantle the engine and thoroughly clean every part. The boat itself was fine. The good soaking sealed up the wood pretty good. After I got it pumped out, I could'nt find any leaks.
There's a good possibility that sailboat has the same motor, a Yanmar 30hp diesel.
 
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