Wednesday, February 4, 2015

RIP (Rest in Pieces) Bound 4 Glory

Time to say good bye to an old friend:

Sail Montana's own J24 USA 3845 "Bound 4 Glory" (B4G) ex-"Jungle Love" was sold last May to some folks in Chicago, IL looking for an above average condition J24.  Anyone who sailed on her or against her knew that she was certainly in above average condition.  We packed her up and headed to Bozeman, MT where I met the professional haulers who took her from there.

B4G headed to Chicago via Swan Highway
Late that night I received a call from a very distraught truck driver saying that the boat had just been in an accident on I90 in a hail storm.

Screen Shot of Storm Cell Moving South to North across I90 at 11:10pm.  B4G was wrecked minutes before this photo was taken
She rolled 360 degrees, and wiped everything off of the deck, suffering major damage port side deck,  bulkhead and keel.  As can be seen in the photo, she separated from her trailer, and the trailer separated from the truck.

Thankfully we had secured cargo insurance for full value in addition to towing and disposal.  The new owners were made whole within days.  This could easily have turned out quite differently!

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